The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Garbage shall mean all putrescible wastes resulting from the growing, handling, preparation, cooking or consumption of animal, fruit or vegetable matter.
Independent contractor shall mean any person that independently contracts with the public for hire to collect, haul or dispose of wastes.
Refuse shall mean all putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes, including garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals and industrial wastes.
Rubbish shall mean all nonputrescible wastes, consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, such as paper, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings, wood, glass, bedding, crockery and similar materials.
Wastes shall mean any other unwanted substance, whether solid, liquid or gas.