As used in sections 22a-247 to 22a-249, inclusive, 22a-250 and 22a-251:

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 22a-248

  • commissioner: means the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection or his or her designated agent. See Connecticut General Statutes 22a-2
  • person: means any individual, firm, partnership, association, syndicate, company, trust, corporation, nonstock corporation, limited liability company, municipality, agency or political or administrative subdivision of the state, or other legal entity of any kind. See Connecticut General Statutes 22a-2

(1) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection or his designated agent as defined in subsection (a) of section 22a-2;

(2) “Department” means the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection;

(3) “Person” means person as defined in subsection (b) of section 22a-2;

(4) “Litter” means any discarded, used or unconsumed substance or waste material, whether made of aluminum, glass, plastic, rubber, paper, or other natural or synthetic material, or any combination thereof, including, but not limited to, any bottle, jar or can, or any top, cap or detachable tab of any bottle, jar or can, any unlighted cigarette, cigar, match or any flaming or glowing material or any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, grass clippings or other lawn or garden waste, newspaper, magazines, glass, metal, plastic or paper containers or other packaging or construction material which has not been deposited in a litter receptacle;

(5) “Litter bag” means a bag, sack or other container made of any material which is large enough to serve as a receptacle for litter inside a motor vehicle or watercraft of any person and is not necessarily limited to the state recommended litter bag but shall be similar in size and capacity;

(6) “Litter receptacle” means a receptacle suitable for the depositing of litter;

(7) “Vehicle” includes every device capable of being moved upon a public highway and in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway, except devices moved by human or animal power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks;

(8) “Watercraft” means any boat, ship, vessel, barge or other floating craft;

(9) “Public place” means any area that is used or held out for use by the public whether owned or operated by public or private interests;

(10) “Recycling” means the process of sorting, cleansing, treating and reconstituting waste or other discarded material for the purpose of using the altered form;

(11) “Recycling center” means any facility at which recyclable material is processed or stored, separated or prepared for reuse or resale;

(12) “Dump” means to discard (A) more than one cubic foot in volume of litter at one time or (B) furniture, garbage bags or contents thereof or other similar materials. Material which has been placed at a location with an intent to leave it indefinitely at such location, or material which has not been removed from a location within forty-five days, is deemed discarded.