11-5-080  Recyclable material – Prohibited material.
   (a)   Recyclable material. Except as otherwise provided in duly promulgated rules and regulations issued under Section 11-5-340, the materials listed in items (1) through (13), inclusive, of this subsection (a), and any additional materials that may be added to such list pursuant to duly promulgated rules issued under Section 11-5-340, shall be source-separated in accordance with the requirements of this chapter:
      (1)   Aluminum cans, aluminum trays and foil;
      (2)   Steel and tin cans;
      (3)   Glass bottles and jars;
      (4)   Plastic bottles and containers made from #1 through #5 plastic resin, inclusive, or #7 plastic resin as indicated in the chasing arrow symbol on the item;
      (5)   Beverage cartons and aseptic packaging;
      (6)   Newspaper;
      (7)   Cardboard;
      (8)   Paper bags;
      (9)   Magazines, catalogues and telephone books;
      (10)   Office paper, computer paper, notebook and gift wrap paper;
      (11)   Chip board and carrier stock packaging such as food and beverage boxes;
      (12)   Junk mail and envelopes;
      (13)   Paperback books.
   (b)   Prohibited material. Except as otherwise provided in duly promulgated rules issued under Section 11-5-340, the materials listed in items (1) through (16), inclusive, of this subsection (b), and any additional materials that may be added to such list pursuant to duly promulgated rules issued under Section 11-5-340, shall not be deposited in any recycling container required to be provided under this ordinance pursuant to Section 11-5-120 or Section 11-5-230:
      (1)   motor oil containers;
      (2)   insecticide containers;
      (3)   herbicide containers;
      (4)   hazardous chemical containers;
      (5)   plastic film;
      (6)   plastic bags;
      (7)   plastic sheets;
      (8)   plastic tarps;
      (9)   plastic wrap;
      (10)   expanded foam;
      (11)   reusable bottles, such as Nalgene or baby bottles;
      (12)   clear polystyrene or styrofoam (#6 plastic);
      (13)   any container or paper fiber other than those listed in subsection (a) of this section;
      (14)   landscape waste;
      (15)   plastic products without a chasing arrow symbol;
      (16)   or any other waste as defined in Section 11-5-020.
   (c)   The fact that a material appears on the list of prohibited material set forth in subsection (b) of this section does not mean that recycling options are not available to allow for the disposal, reuse or recycling of such material in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner. The department shall post and maintain on its City of Chicago website a list of disposal, reuse and recycling options for material that is not required to be recycled under this ordinance but where alternatives exist for the safe and proper disposal of such material. At a minimum, such list of options shall be updated annually by the department.
   (d)   Any person who violates this section shall be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $100.00 for each offense. Provided, however, that if a violation of any requirement of this section is also a violation of Section 11-5-110 or 11-5-170 or 11-5-260, the fine for violation of Section 11-5-110 or 11-5-170 or 11-5-260, as applicable, shall apply. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
(Added Coun. J. 7-20-16, p. 28694, § 1)