(415 ILCS 12/5)
As used in this Act, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
"County" means a county in Illinois having a population of 3,000,000 or more, and any county that is contiguous to that county.
"Hauler" means any person who engages in the business of collecting or hauling garbage, municipal waste, recyclable material, landscape waste, brush, or other refuse on a continuous and regular basis, and makes multiple scheduled collections per month within a county.
"Landscape waste" means 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.
"Municipal waste" means garbage, general household institutional and commercial waste, industrial lunchroom or office waste, and landscape waste.
"Municipal waste" also includes "garbage", "refuse", and "ashes", as those terms are defined in Section 11-19-2 of the Municipal Code.
"Municipality" means a municipality, as defined in Section 1 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, that is located either partially or wholly within the boundaries of a county as defined in this Section.
"Municipality" does not include a municipality with a population of 2,000,000 or more.
"Person" means any business, public or private corporation, partnership, association, government agency, municipality, unit of local government, or other legal entity.
"Recycling" means a method, technique, or process designed to remove any contaminant from waste so as to render that waste reusable, or any process by which materials that would otherwise be disposed of or discarded are collected, separated, or processed and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products.
"Recyclable material" means material that is separated from municipal waste for the purpose of recycling, including, but not limited to, ferrous metal cans, aluminum containers, glass, plastics including HDPE or PET containers and plastics #3 through #7, newsprint, corrugated paper, junk mail, magazines, office paper, and boxboard.
(Source: P.A. 98-1079, eff. 8-26-14.)