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(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-8

    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-8 heading)
Division 5-8. Garbage Disposal

55 ILCS 5/5-8001

    (55 ILCS 5/5-8001) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-8001)
    Sec. 5-8001. Definitions. As used in this Division: "Garbage" means any refuse products or materials including but not limited to the following: putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, sale or consumption of food; animal excretion; glass or metal containers, products or objects discarded as no longer useable; paper, wood, and cardboard waste; uprooted weeds, grass clippings, leaves and the like; ashes and cinders; discarded furniture or clothing; and dead animals. The term "garbage" does not include human excretion in the form of body waste.
    "Garbage disposal area" means any area within a county but outside any city, village or incorporated town in such county to which garbage is hauled for disposal. The term does not include the area on any person's land used for disposal of garbage from such person's own household, nor does it include areas maintained by any incorporated city, village or town.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-8002

    (55 ILCS 5/5-8002) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-8002)
    Sec. 5-8002. Rules and regulations; licenses. The county board in any county is authorized to:
    (1) license annually garbage disposal areas. License forms shall be supplied by the county board and shall provide for the following information: name and address of the applicant; name and address of the owner of the land where the garbage disposal area is located; a description of the location of the property to be used; the method to be used in disposing of the garbage and the approximate amount of garbage to be disposed of weekly.
    (2) license annually vehicles of any kind which are used in hauling garbage to such disposal areas except such vehicles owned or operated by any incorporated city, village or town used in hauling garbage to any garbage disposal area maintained by such city, village or town. License forms shall be furnished by the county board and shall provide for the following information: name and address of hauler; a description of the vehicle; the place where such vehicle is kept when not in use.
    (3) make rules and regulations pertaining to and provide for inspections of garbage disposal areas and garbage hauling vehicles to insure reasonable health standards.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-8003

    (55 ILCS 5/5-8003) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-8003)
    Sec. 5-8003. Fees. The county board in any county may fix the annual amounts of fees, terms and manner of issuing and revoking licenses provided for in this Division and for such purpose may, by ordinance definition, subclassify the types of licenses authorized by this Division. The fees for licenses shall not exceed the following:
    (1) For each garbage disposal area, $500 per annum.
    (2) For each vehicle used in hauling garbage to a garbage disposal area, $50 per vehicle per annum.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-8004

    (55 ILCS 5/5-8004) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-8004)
    Sec. 5-8004. Local option. Any county board desiring to avail its county of the provisions of this Division may do so by ordinance. Such ordinance shall also set out the rules and regulations adopted by the county board under the authority granted in this Division. Such ordinance shall be placed on file in the office of the clerk of the county and shall be open for inspection by the public. At least 30 days prior to the enacting of such an ordinance, the county board shall cause the ordinance to be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-8005

    (55 ILCS 5/5-8005) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-8005)
    Sec. 5-8005. Inspection. The county board or any of its authorized agents shall have authority to inspect at any time or place any vehicle used in hauling garbage or any garbage disposal area.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-8006

    (55 ILCS 5/5-8006) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-8006)
    Sec. 5-8006. Penalties for violations. Any person who violates any ordinance, rule, or regulation adopted pursuant to this Division commits a petty offense and may be punished by a suspension of any license held.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-8007

    (55 ILCS 5/5-8007) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-8007)
    Sec. 5-8007. In any review proceeding of a decision of the county board made pursuant to this Division, the plaintiff in the review proceeding shall pay to the county the cost of preparing and certifying the record of proceedings. Should the plaintiff in the review proceeding fail to make payment, the provisions of Section 3-109 of the Code of Civil Procedure, as now or hereafter amended, shall apply.
(Source: P.A. 86-1028; 87-435.)