(1) "Boxboard" means a lightweight paperboard
made from a variety of recovered fibers having sufficient folding properties
and thickness to be used to manufacture folding or set-up boxes such as cereal
boxes and shoe boxes. As used in this section, "Boxboard" does not include
paperboard that has been treated with a wax or laminate coating nor any
removable plastic liners.
"Cardboard" means corrugated boxes and similar corrugated and kraft paper
materials which have a minimum of contamination by food or other
(3) "Colored ledger
paper" means uncoated, printed or unprinted colored ground-wood-free ledger,
bond, writing, and other paper which has similar fiber and filler
(4) "Glass food container"
means a glass bottle or jar of any size or shape used to package food products
suitable for human or animal consumption.
(5) "High density polyethylene container" or
"HDPE container" means a plastic container that, exclusive of closure or label,
is composed of high density polyethylene with a density of 0.94 grams per cubic
centimeter or greater, and has an ASTM Resin Identification Number of 2 as
defined in ASTM D7611 Standard Practice for Coding Plastic Manufactured
Articles for Resin Identification. As used in this section, "High density
polyethylene container" does not include containers which contained motor oil,
pesticides, herbicides or other hazardous substances.
(6) "Intermediate processing center" means a
facility which can recycle an item or items and market or deliver for reuse the
resulting material product or products. Such facilities may be owned by public
or private entities or combinations thereof and may offer service on a state,
regional, municipal, or submunicipal level.
(7) "Leaves" means the foliage of
(8) "Local processing
system" means a facility or technique authorized by a municipality and
acceptable to the commissioner which can recycle an item or items and market or
deliver for reuse the resulting material product or products.
(9) "Magazines" means coated periodicals,
catalogues, and similar printed materials which may contain a small percentage
of uncoated newstype paper.
"Market" means to sell or deliver a recyclable item to a consumer who will
reuse it or dispose of it for reuse in a material product.
(11) "Metal food container" means an
aluminum, bi-metal, steel, tin-plated steel, or other metallic can, plate or
tray of any size or shape used to package food products suitable for human or
"Newspaper" means used or discarded newsprint which has a minimum of
contamination by food or other material.
(13) "Office paper" means used or discarded
high-grade white paper and manila paper including, but not limited to, paper
utilized for file folders, tab cards, writing, typing, printing, computer
printing, and photocopying, which is suitable for recycling and which has a
minimum of contamination.
"Plastic Container" means any plastic packaging having a relatively inflexible
finite shape or form, with a maximum capacity of three fluid gallons or its
equivalent volume, that is capable of maintaining its shape while holding other
products, including, but limited to, bottles, cartons and other
terephthalate container", "PET container", or "PETE container" means a plastic
container that, exclusive of closure or label, is composed of polyethylene
terephthalate, a saturated thermoplastic polyester resin and has an ASTM Resin
Identification Number of 1 as defined in ASTM D7611 Standard Practice for
Coding Plastic Manufactured Articles for Resin Identification. As used in this
section, "Polyethylene terephthalate container" does not include containers
which held motor oil, pesticides, herbicides or other hazardous
(16) "Recycle" for the
purposes of sections 22a-24lb-1 to 22a-24lb-4, inclusive, of the Regulations of
Connecticut State Agencies means to separate or divert an item or items from
the solid waste stream for the purposes of processing it or causing it to be
processed into a material product, including the production of compost, in
order to provide for disposition of the item or items in a manner, other than
incineration or landfilling, which will best protect the environment. Nothing
in this definition shall preclude the use of waste oil as fuel in an oil
(17) "Regional processing
center" means an intermediate processing center which is authorized by a group
of municipalities or designated by the commissioner which can recycle an item
or items and market the resulting material product or products.
(18) "Residential high-grade white paper"
means uncoated, printed or unprinted white groundwood-free ledger, bond,
writing, and other paper that has similar fiber and filler content generated in
a household setting.
metal" means used or discarded items which consist predominantly of ferrous
metals, aluminum, brass, copper, lead, chromium, tin, nickel, or alloys
thereof, including, but not limited to, white goods and metal food
batteries" means lead acid batteries or other batteries used in motor vehicles
such as automobiles, airplanes, boats, recreational vehicles, tractors and like
(21) "Waste oil"
means crankcase oil that has been utilized in internal combustion