For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ASHES. Whenever and wherever used herein, shall be construed to mean the waste product of combustion of any material.
   GARBAGE. Waste resulting from the handling, processing, preparation, cooking, and consumption of food, and wastes from the handling, processing, storage, and sale of produce.
(ILCS Ch. 415, Act 5, § 3.200)
   HAZARDOUS WASTE. A waste, or combination of wastes, which because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics may cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious, irreversible, or incapacitating reversible illness; or pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, or disposed of, or otherwise managed, and which has been identified, by characteristics or listing, as HAZARDOUS pursuant to § 3001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, Pub. L. No. 94-580 (42 U.S.C.A. § 6921), or pursuant to Pollution Control Board regulations.
(ILCS Ch. 415, Act 5, § 3.220)
   LANDSCAPE WASTE. All accumulations of grass or shrubbery cuttings, leaves, tree limbs, and other materials accumulated as the result of the care of lawns, shrubbery, vines, and trees.
(ILCS Ch. 415, Act 5, § 3.270)
   MUNICIPAL WASTE. Any garbage, refuse, industrial lunchroom or office waste, and other material resulting from operation of residential, municipal, commercial or institutional establishments and from community activities, general household waste, landscape waste, and construction or demolition debris.
   TRASH. Whenever and wherever used herein shall be construed to mean ashes, as herein defined, and also to include and mean sweepings, lawn rakings, papers, tin cans, bottles, dirt, or other accumulations not giving off noxious odors.
   WATERCOURSE. A course or channel in which water flows. It consists of bed, banks and water, confined in a channel, but not necessarily flowing at all times, as many watercourses are occasionally dry. For the purposes of this chapter, WATERCOURSE shall also include roadways, sidewalks, curbs, and gutters.
(Am. Ord. 2014-48, passed 11-10-2014)
Statutory reference:
   Municipal waste definitions, see ILCS Ch. 415, Act 5, § 3.290 and Ch. 415, Act 15, § 3