(55 ILCS 5/5-1047) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-1047)
    Sec. 5-1047. Garbage, waste and refuse facilities. A county board may furnish grounds or other facilities for the disposal, treatment or recycling of garbage, waste and refuse by sanitary landfill methods or other appropriate technologies and may charge a reasonable fee on the basis of weight for disposal, treatment or recycling at such facility, and may acquire property necessary or appropriate for such disposal grounds or other facilities. The county board may issue and sell revenue bonds, payable solely from revenues or income derived from the operation of such dumping or disposal grounds, or other facilities for the purpose of acquiring, furnishing and operating such garbage and refuse disposal grounds and other facilities and their improvement or extension from time to time and of paying cost thereof including engineering, inspection, legal and financial fees and costs, working capital, interest on such bonds during construction and for a reasonable period thereafter, establishment of reserves to secure such bonds and all other expenditures of the county incidental and necessary or convenient thereto. In addition the county board may from time to time issue revenue bonds to refund any such bonds at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or, with the consent of the holders, at any time before maturity.
    Bonds issued under this Section must be authorized by ordinance adopted by the county board. To secure payment of such bonds, the ordinance shall set forth the covenants and undertakings of the county in connection with the issuance thereof, and the issuance of additional bonds payable from the revenues or income to be derived from the operation of any grounds or other facilities for the disposal or recycling of refuse, as the case may be, as well as the use and operation thereof. No such bonds may be payable from taxes nor constitute an indebtedness of the county within the meaning of constitutional provisions and limitations, and such fact shall be plainly stated on each bond.
    Such bonds shall bear such date or dates, mature at such time or serially at such times not more than 40 years from their respective dates, may bear interest at a rate not exceeding the rate specified in the general interest rate law for units of local government, per year, payable semi-annually, may be in such form, may carry such registration privileges, may be executed in such manner, may be payable at such place or places, may be subject to redemption in such manner, and upon such terms with or without premium as is stated on the face thereof, and may be executed in such manner by such officers and may contain such terms and covenants, all as provided by the ordinance authorizing the issue.
    Such bonds shall be sold in such manner as the board determines.
    Notwithstanding the form or tenor thereof, all such bonds are negotiable unless it is expressly stated on their face that they are non-negotiable.
    If any officer whose signature appears on such bonds or on coupons attached thereto is no longer an officer when the bonds are delivered to the purchaser, the signature is nevertheless valid and sufficient for all purposes to the same effect as if that officer was in office when the bonds were delivered.
    In order to secure repayment of revenue bonds issued to finance regional pollution control facilities, to further this State's policies and purposes, to advance the public purposes served by resource recovery, and to authorize the implementation of those solid waste management policies counties deem in the public interest, any county which has prepared a solid waste management plan or is a signatory to a plan providing for the management of solid waste generated by more than one county or municipality, shall have the authority to require by ordinance, license, contract or other means that all or any portion of solid waste, garbage, refuse and ashes generated within the unincorporated areas of a county be delivered to a regional pollution control facility designated by the county board or a transfer station serving such facility for treatment or disposal of such material. Such ordinance, license, contract or other means may be utilized by a county to ensure a constant flow of solid waste to the facility notwithstanding the fact that competition may be displaced or that such measures have an anti-competitive effect. A county may contract with private industry to operate the designated facility and may enter into contracts with private firms or local governments for the delivery of waste to the facility. Signatories to a solid waste management plan shall have the right of first access to the capacity of the facility notwithstanding such contracts with private firms or other units of local government.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)