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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
GARBAGE. Any, all and every type of animal, dairy, fruit or vegetable waste, whether liquid or solid, which results from the handling, preparation, processing, cooking, or consumption of food or beverages. GARBAGE shall also include miscellaneous household wastes and paper waste such as package material, household paper products, and writing stock.
JUNK. Discarded or inoperable household furniture, fixtures, furnishings and appliances, and household furniture appliances and furnishings not designed for or modified to withstand the elements or outdoor use, as well as wrecked, partially dismantled or abandoned motor vehicles, trailers, equipment or machinery of any type, or parts thereof, including tires, and other similar objects.
(a) Neglected weeds, grass, trees, and bushes, including weeds and grass exceeding an average height of eight inches;
(b) Noxious weeds, as defined in the Illinois Noxious Weed Law, ILCS Ch. 505, Act 100, § 2;
(c) Vegetation which either harbors or aids in harboring rats, snakes, vermin, or insects or promotes disease;
(d) Vegetation which by reason of its location or condition constitutes an imminent danger to any person or property, including any obstructions to intersection sight distance requirements as determined by the Illinois Department of Transportation's Bureau of Local Roads (BLR) manual; and
(e) Vegetation which covers or hinders the removal of accumulations of trash or garbage.
(2) NUISANCE GREENERY does not include milkweed, as defined by ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, § 11-20-6.5.
TRASH. Yard clippings, brush and material accumulated as a result of the care of lawns, shrubbery, vines, and trees. Also, such waste materials as the residue from the burning of wood, ashes, coal, and other combustible material, used and unused magazines, newspapers, rags, cartons, boxes, wood, rubber, leather, metals, mineral matter, plastic, glass, and crockery.
(Am. Ord. 2021-16, passed 4-12-2021)