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Chapter 16 - Garbage and Trash







16‑1‑1        DEFINITIONS.  As used in this Code, the words, "garbage" and "rubbish" have the following meanings:

          “GARBAGE” shall mean wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food; wastes from the handling, storage, and sale of produce.

          “RUBBISH” shall mean combustible trash, including, but not limited to paper, cartons, boxes, barrels, wood, excelsior, wood furniture, bedding; non‑combustible trash, including, but not limited to, metals, tin cans, metal furniture, dirt, small quantities of rock and pieces of concrete, glass, crockery, other mineral waste; street rubbish, including, but not limited to street sweepings, dirt, catch‑basin dirt, contents of litter receptacles, provided, however, that refuse shall not include earth and wastes from building operations, nor shall it include solid wastes resulting from industrial processes and manufacturing operations such as food processing wastes, boiler house cinders, lumber, scraps and shavings.

          “YARD WASTE” shall mean material such as tree branches, yard trimmings, leaves and grass.



16‑1‑2        LICENSE REQUIRED.  No person shall engage in the business as a residential or commercial collector of garbage and rubbish unless having first made application and secured a license from the Village. The fee shall be Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) per year.



16‑1‑3        LICENSE.  The license shall be for the fiscal year of the Village, commencing on May 1st and expiring on April 30th.



16‑1‑4        APPLICATION FOR LICENSE.  Upon application for a license, the person applying for the same shall furnish the Village Clerk, along with the application, proof of insurance in the amount of Three Hundred Thousand/One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000/$100,000) liability and property damage, and at that time, they shall file with the Clerk a rate schedule for services to be performed for a residential application. The rate schedule shall set forth the type of service to be offered and the price for same; including the size and number of cans per pickup for the charge, the charge for any extra cans, the charge for the bags, the size of the bags, and the charge for bundles and size of the bundles; also a rate schedule shall include an unlimited service charge; the schedule shall set forth whether this is
once‑a‑week or twice‑a‑week pickup. The rate schedule shall also set forth the day or days of each week that the collector shall schedule his pickup within the Village. The rate schedule as filed shall be valid for one (1) year and the licensee shall not be permitted to increase the price on the schedule for a period of one (1) year from the date of filing of the rate schedule. The rate schedule shall be effective upon approval by the Village Board.



16‑1‑5        TRUCK REQUIREMENTS; CLEANLINESS, ETC.  The firm for the handling of collection of trash shall be of good character and give evidence that the equipment used by him is adequate for the purposes intended. The successful firm shall have a truck or trucks which shall be so designed that garbage and rubbish which is collected will be covered at all times or placed in containers that will be covered at all times, except in the loading of garbage or rubbish, so that offensive odors are not permitted to permeate the air and cause a nuisance within the Village. The trucks and all containers in which garbage is collected and transported shall be cleaned daily and the collector shall not collect garbage on any day without having a clean truck and hand containers, if containers are used.



16‑1‑6        PARKED GARBAGE TRUCKS.  No truck carrying garbage or rubbish, or both, shall be parked or be permitted to stand anywhere in the Village except as provided for in Section 16‑1‑11 any longer than is necessary to pick up containers providing that the standing of such vehicle was made necessary by mechanical trouble, traffic conditions, accident or obedience to the direction of policemen or traffic signals, shall not be considered a violation of this Code.



16‑1‑7        TRUCK WASTEWATERS.  A garbage truck or other equipment shall not be washed on Village streets or public property and will not be washed where the wastewaters will cause any offensive odors to adjoining property owners.



16‑1‑8        WINDBLOWN GARBAGE UNLAWFUL.  It shall be unlawful to place garbage or rubbish in such a manner as to allow the same to be blown by the wind onto the property of other residents.



16‑1‑9        GARBAGE FALLING FROM TRUCK.  It shall be unlawful to deposit or permit to fall from any vehicle any garbage, refuse or ashes on any public street or alley in the Village, provided that this Code shall not be construed to prohibit placing garbage, refuse, or ashes in a container complying with the provisions of this Code, preparatory to having such material collected and disposed of in the manner provided herein.

16‑1‑10      GARBAGE ON PREMISES UNLAWFUL.  The fact that garbage or rubbish remains on an occupant's premises in the Village in violation of this Chapter shall be prima facie evidence that the occupant of such premises is responsible for the violations of the Chapter occurring.



16‑1‑11      LOCATION OF YARDS FOR EQUIPMENT.  A licensee shall designate the location of the yards on which his equipment will be parked while not in use and the equipment shall not be parked within the Village limits unless the designated location shall not create, in the opinion of the Village Board, any nuisance for adjoining property owners.

          The licensee shall have as additional equipment a truck for the disposal of large or unusual items of rubbish which cannot be placed in the designated containers and shall have available for such pickups such equipment at least one (1) day each week or on such additional days as may be necessary to satisfy the needs of the public.



16‑1‑12      INDUSTRY, CONSTRUCTION, ETC.  Nothing in this Code shall be deemed to prevent or regulate the hauling of rubbish or refuse from industrial processes, from construction projects or other matter not normally collected on a regular schedule and haulers of rubbish not normally collected in regular collections shall be excused from the requirements of obtaining a collector's license as provided in this Chapter.



16‑1‑13      REVOCATION OF PERMIT.  If the licensee fails to perform any services according to his application and rate schedule, the Mayor may revoke his permit.


(See 65 ILCS Sec. 5/11‑19, et seq.)