297H.01 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT TAX DEFINITIONS.
Subdivision 1. Scope.
When used in this chapter, the following terms have the meanings
given to them in this section. For terms not defined in this section, the definitions contained in
chapter 115A are incorporated into this chapter.
Subd. 2. Commercial generator.
"Commercial generator" means any of the following:
(1) an owner or operator of a business, including a home-operated business, industry, church,
nursing home, nonprofit organization, school, or any other commercial or institutional enterprise
that generates mixed municipal solid waste or nonmixed municipal solid waste; or
(2) any other generator of taxable waste that is not a residential generator defined in
subdivision 8. A commercial generator does not include a self-hauler.
Subd. 3. Cubic yard.
"Cubic yard" means a cubic yard of nonmixed municipal solid waste
that is not compacted.
Subd. 4. Market price.
"Market price" means the lowest price available in the area, assuming
transactions between separate parties that are willing buyers and willing sellers in a market.
Subd. 5. Mixed municipal solid waste.
"Mixed municipal solid waste" means mixed
municipal solid waste as defined in section
115A.03, subdivision 21
Subd. 6. Nonmixed municipal solid waste.
"Nonmixed municipal solid waste" means:
(1) infectious waste as defined in section
116.76, subdivision 12
(2) pathological waste as defined in section
116.76, subdivision 14
(3) industrial waste as defined in section
115A.03, subdivision 13a
(4) construction debris as defined in section
115A.03, subdivision 7
Subd. 7. Periodic waste collection.
"Periodic waste collection" means each time a waste
container is emptied by the person that collects the nonmixed municipal solid waste at the point
that the waste has been aggregated for collection by the generator.
Subd. 8. Residential generator.
"Residential generator" means any of the following:
(1) a detached single family residence that generates mixed municipal solid waste or
nonmixed municipal solid waste;
(2) a person residing in a building or site containing multiple residences that generates
mixed municipal solid waste, including apartment buildings, common interest communities, or
manufactured home parks, where each residence is separately billed by the waste service provider;
(3) an owner of a building or site containing multiple residences or an association
representing residences that generate mixed municipal solid waste or nonmixed municipal solid
waste, including apartment buildings, condominiums, manufactured home parks, or townhomes
where no residence is separately billed for such service by the waste management service provider
and the owner or association is billed directly for the waste management services. A residential
generator does not include a self-hauler.
Subd. 9. Sales price.
"Sales price" means total consideration valued in money for waste
management services, excluding separately stated charges for exemptions listed under section
Subd. 10. Self-hauler.
"Self-hauler" means a person who transports mixed municipal solid
waste or nonmixed municipal solid waste generated by that person or another person without
Subd. 11. Waste management service provider.
"Waste management service provider"
means the person who directly bills the generator or self-hauler for waste management services,
and includes, but is not limited to, waste-haulers, waste management facilities, utility services,
and political subdivisions, to the extent they directly bill for waste management services.
Subd. 12. Waste management services.
"Waste management services" means waste
collection, transportation, processing, and disposal.
History: 1997 c 231 art 13 s 6; 1999 c 11 art 3 s 9