As worded, "Waste" includes "any liquid." But the problems don't stop there. The definitions don't distringuish between what is harmful and what is not, and don't exclude things like waste from drilling machinery. So even broken pipes and used oil which are sent for recycling are prohibited waste, and when the road leading to the well is repaved, the millings are prohibited waste.
This means steel, concrete and asphalt are all "prohibited." (see details below)
The ordinance requires that contractors certify "under penalty of perjury" that the materials they provide do not contain these "prohibited" wastes. But the prohibition is based on WHERE things like steel and aggregate and asphalt ORIGINATE.
The origin of recycled materials is not tracked, so if there is ANY recycled material which at ANY time was part of an oil well, this material would be in violation. 99% of asphalt is recycled, and US steel has 42% recycled content.
The CT ordinance prohibits the "sale" or "acquisition" of any of these wastes. This prevents businesses which transact, or trade in recyclables or oil derived products, even if none are brought into town. So all hedge-funds and commodity trading would be prohibited. More silliness.
The EPA defines solid waste as
The CT local ordinance prohibits any "Oil Waste" and "Natural Gas Waste" which are defined as:
Discarded or abandoned drilling rigs, pipes, drill bits, storage tanks, pumps, valves, etc. are all "solid waste" "generated as a result of extraction activities."
All this steel gets recycled. (see here)
The ordinance BANS "products" resulting from "processing" of the "solid waste" steel.
Because steel is heavily recycled, this effectively bans the use of ANY steel products from automobiles to zippers.
We created EPA and DEEP and SRBC and DRBC and many others to decide what can and cannot be recycled safely. Local ordinances which try to second guess this process are a bad idea.