Village of Coal City, IL
Grundy County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Coal City. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Garbage and refuse — See Ch. 50.
For purposes of this article, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
LITTER
Any discarded, used, or unconsumed 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 the Illinois Vehicle Code, 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 415 ILCS 5/3.360; or anything else of an unsightly or unsanitary nature which has been discarded, abandoned, or otherwise disposed of improperly. (ILCS Ch. 415, Act 105, § 3)
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
MOTOR VEHICLE
As defined in Chapter 70 of this Code of Ordinances.
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
No person shall dump, deposit, drop, throw, discard, leave, cause, or permit the dumping, depositing, dropping, throwing, discarding, or leaving of litter upon any public or private property in this Village, or upon or into any river, lake, pond, or other stream or body of water in this Village unless:
A. 
The property has been designated by the Village or any of its agencies for the disposal of litter, and the litter is disposed of on that property in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations of the state Pollution Control Board;
B. 
The litter is placed into a receptacle or other container intended by the owner or tenant in lawful possession of that property for the deposit of litter;
C. 
The person is the owner or tenant in lawful possession of the property or has first obtained the consent of the owner or tenant in lawful possession, or unless the act is done under the personal direction of the owner or tenant and does not create a public health or safety hazard, a public nuisance, or a fire hazard;
D. 
The person is acting under the direction of proper public officials during special cleanup days; and/or
E. 
The person is lawfully acting in or reacting to an emergency situation where health and safety is threatened, and removes and properly disposes of any litter, including but not limited to potentially infectious medical waste as defined in 415 ILCS 5/3.360, when the emergency situation no longer exists.
(ILCS Ch. 415, Act 105, §§ 4 and 8)
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
No person shall dump, deposit, drop, throw, discard, or otherwise dispose of litter from any motor vehicle upon any public highway, upon any public or private property or upon or into any river, lake, pond, stream, or body of water in this Village except as permitted under § 136-2A through E; nor shall any person transport, by any means, garbage or refuse from any dwelling, residence, place of business, farm, or other site to and deposit the material in, around, or on top of trash barrels or other receptacles placed along public highways or at roadside rest areas. (ILCS Ch. 415, Act 105, §§ 5 and 8)
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
No person shall allow litter to accumulate upon real property, of which the person charged is the owner or tenant in control, in such a manner as to constitute a public nuisance or in such a manner that the litter may be blown or otherwise carried by the natural elements onto the real property of another person. (ILCS Ch. 415, Act 105, §§ 6 and 8)
Whenever litter is thrown, deposited, dropped, or dumped from any motor vehicle not carrying passengers for hire, the presumption is created that the operator of that motor vehicle has violated § 136-3, but that presumption may be rebutted. (ILCS Ch. 415, Act 105, § 9)
A. 
In order to assist the public in complying with this chapter, the owner or person in control of any property which is held out to the public as a place for assemblage, the transaction of business, recreation, or as a public way shall cause to be placed and maintained receptacles for the deposit of litter of sufficient volume and in sufficient numbers to meet the needs of the numbers of people customarily coming on or using the property.
B. 
For purposes of this section, "property held out to the public for the transaction of business" includes, but is not limited to, commercially operated parks, campgrounds, drive-in restaurants, automobile service stations, business parking lots, car washes, shopping centers, marinas, boat launching areas, industrial parking lots, boat moorage and fueling stations, piers, beaches and bathing areas, airports, roadside rest stops, drive-in movies, and shopping malls; and "property held out to the public for assemblage, recreation, or as a public way" includes, but is not limited to, any property that is publicly owned or operated for any of the purposes stated in the definition in this subsection for "property held out to the public for the transaction of business," but excludes state highway rights-of-way and rest areas located thereon.
C. 
If no litter receptacles are placed on property described in this section, the owner or person in control of the property shall be fined for violating this section. If the owner or person in control of the property has placed litter receptacles on his or her property but the number or size of the receptacles has proved inadequate to meet the needs of the numbers of people coming on or using his or her property as indicated by the condition and appearance of that property, and the owner or person in control has failed to provide sufficient or adequate receptacles within 10 days after being made aware of that fact by written notice from the police, he or she shall be fined for each receptacle not so provided and maintained.
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
(ILCS Ch. 415, Act 105, § 10)
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
Whoever violates any provisions of this chapter for which no other penalty is specified shall be subject to the penalty set forth in § 10-99 of the Code. The penalties prescribed in this chapter are in addition to, and not in lieu of, any penalties, rights, remedies, duties, or liabilities which may be otherwise imposed or conferred by a court. (ILCS Ch. 415, Act 105, § 8)