For purposes of this subchapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   CEREMONIAL FIRE. An outdoor fire larger than 5 feet by 5 feet by 5 feet which is used for entertainment purposes as part of a specifically scheduled public or private event and excludes the burning of leaves, grass or shrubbery clippings or cuttings.
   CONTROLLED BURNING. The burning, pursuant to an IEPA permit, of unharvested ground cover or vegetation for the restoration or active management of a native prairie.
   DOMICILE WASTE. Any refuse generated on single-family domiciliary property as a result of domiciliary activities.
   GARBAGE. Refuse resulting from the handling, processing, preparation, cooling, and consumption of food or food products.
   LANDSCAPE WASTE. Any vegetable or plant refuse, except garbage. The term includes, but is not limited to, trees, tree trimmings, branches, stumps, brush, weeds, leaves, grass, shrubbery, yard trimmings, and crop residues.
   NATIVE PRAIRIE. A vegetative landscape state that features either preserved or restored grasses and other ecosystems as they existed prior to agricultural, residential or industrial development in this area.
   OPEN BURNING. The combustion of any matter in such a way that the products of the combustion are emitted to the open air.
   RECREATIONAL FIRE. An outdoor fire for warmth, cooking for human consumption or temporary non-ceremonial purposes where the fire is not larger than 5 feet by 5 feet by 5 feet and excludes the burning of leaves, grass, or shrubbery clippings or cuttings.
   REFUSE. Any discarded matter, including but not limited to paper, cardboard, lumber, metal, plastic, cloth, glass, rubber, ceramics, synthetic material, discarded household items or any matter which is to be reduced in volume, or otherwise changed in chemical or physical properties, in order to facilitate its discard, removal or disposal.
   TRADE WASTE. Any refuse, resulting from the prosecution of any trade, business, industry, commercial venture, utility or service activity, and any governmental or institutional activity, whether or not for profit. The term includes landscape waste.
(Ord. 2013-09, passed 7-23-2013; Am. Ord. 2023-02, passed 2-14-2023)