For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   LITTER. Any discarded, used, or not consumed substance or waste. LITTER may include, but is not limited to, any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, grass clippings, or other lawn or garden waste; newspaper, magazines, glass, metal, plastic, or paper containers, or other packaging, construction material, abandoned vehicle (as defined in ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 4-100 [repealed]), motor vehicle parts, furniture, oil, carcass of a dead animal, any nauseous or offensive matter of any kind; any object likely to injure any person or create a traffic hazard; potentially infectious medical waste as defined in section 3.84 of the Environmental Protection Act, or anything else of an unsightly or unsanitary nature, which has been discarded, abandoned, or otherwise disposed of improperly.
   MOTOR VEHICLE. As defined in Chapter 70 of this Code.
   NUISANCE. Per ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, § 11-60-2 municipalities may define, prevent, and abate nuisances. A nuisance is to cause any of those acts or omissions that are declared to be nuisances by the laws of the state, and such as are known as nuisances to the common law, not hereinafter enumerated in this section or this Code; or to cause those acts or omissions which are nuisances in fact.
(Ord. 3040, passed 3-11-96)