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A. Definitions: For the purposes of this Section, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this subsection:
COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS: Grass, garden clippings, brush, leaves, tree clippings, and other materials accumulated as the result of the maintenance of lawns, shrubbery, vines and trees.
OWNER: A Village resident to whom a recycling container has been issued by the waste hauler, or a resident who has purchased a preprinted refuse sticker or yard waste tag or sticker.
RECYCLABLES: Recyclable materials include, but are not limited to: aluminum cans, newspapers, glass bottles and containers. The Village may from time to time designate other household refuse items as recyclable materials based upon market conditions and available recycling technology.
REFUSE: All household and kitchen wastes, such as discarded food or food residues and items necessarily used for wrapping same, aluminum or tin cans, bottles and glass, books, paper and newspapers, boxes, cartons, barrels, furniture, appliances (including, but not limited to, ranges, televisions, microwaves, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, room air conditioners, freezers, hot water heaters), automobile parts, tires and wheels, small amounts of sod, earth and rocks, and home remodeling and repair construction materials.
VILLAGE RECYCLING CONTAINERS: Eighteen (18) to twenty (20) gallon approved containers, stamped with the Village name and issued by the licensed waste hauler to Village residents for the purpose of holding recyclable items.
B. Curbside Recycling: It shall be unlawful for any person, other than a scavenger licensed under Chapter 32 of this Code to remove items in or adjacent to Village recycling containers, including, but not limited to, aluminum cans, newspapers, and glass bottles or containers.
The theft of any Village container, refuse sticker, yard waste sticker or tag shall be unlawful, and any person, other than the owner, commits theft when he knowingly:
(1) Obtains or exerts unauthorized control over a Village recycling container, refuse sticker or yard waste tag or sticker; or
(2) Obtains, by deception, control over a Village recycling container, refuse sticker or yard waste tag or sticker; or
(3) Obtains, by threat, control over a Village recycling container, refuse sticker or yard waste tag or sticker; or
(4) Obtains control of a stolen Village recycling container, refuse sticker or yard waste tag or sticker knowing the Village recycling container, refuse sticker or yard waste tag or sticker to have been stolen by another under such circumstances as would reasonably induce such person to believe that the property was stolen; and
(a) Intends to permanently deprive the owner of the use or benefit of the Village container, refuse sticker or yard waste tag or sticker; or
(b) Knowingly uses, conceals or abandons the Village recycling container, refuse sticker or yard waste tag or sticker in such a manner as to permanently deprive the owner of such use or benefit; or
(c) Uses, conceals or abandons the Village recycling container, refuse sticker or yard waste tag or sticker knowing such use, concealment or abandonment will deprive the owner of such use or benefit. (Ord. 90-06-10)
No person shall damage, by any means, a Village recycling container. (Ord. 90-06-10; amd. 2000 Code)
C. Composting: Compostable materials may be placed in a compost pile; provided, that such materials are placed in such a way as not to allow them to be wind blown. The depositing of garbage, pet waste, meat scraps or other materials that may attract animals or vermin to the compost pile or which may provide an obnoxious odor shall be prohibited. Any compost pile shall not be located less than fifteen feet (15') from any neighboring dwelling unit, less than two and one-half feet (21/2') from any rear or side lot line, or within any required front yard, as defined in the Village Zoning Ordinance. In no event shall a compost pile be located in any side or rear yard drainage or utility easement. A compost pile shall not exceed three feet (3') in height, fifteen feet (15') in side length or one hundred (100) square feet in total ground or base area.
D. Dumping Of Solid Waste: Except as provided in this Chapter and Chapter 32 of this Code, it shall be unlawful for any person to discard, leave or cause to be discarded or left in any street, sewer, sidewalk, alley or public land owned by the Village or on properties or in containers not owned or leased by that individual, any material, object or refuse of any kind, including without limitation, dirt, grass, leaves and brush. (Ord. 90-06-10)