Record #: SO2015-4193   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 5/20/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 7/29/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 7, 11 and 17 by modifying regulations for recycling facilities and urban farm accessory composting operations
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 28 Health Nuisances, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 11 - Utilities & Environmental Protection - Ch. 4 Environmental Protection & Control, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 9 Use Regulations, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 17 Terminology & Measurements, Land Use & Zoning-Tables & Index
Attachments: 1. SO2015-4193.pdf, 2. O2015-4193.pdf

SECTION 1. Chapter 7-28 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
7-28-710 Dumping prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person to place, leave, dump, or permit to accumulate any garbage or trash in any building, structure or premises so that the same shall afford food or harborage for rats, or to dump or place on any premises, land or waterway any dead animals or waste vegetable matter of any kind.
Any person who violates this section shall be fined not less than $300 nor more than $600 for each offense. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense to which a separate fine shall apply.
Nothing in this section shall prohibit the composting of organic waste or land application of composted organic waste in accordance with Sections 7-28-715 and Chapter 11-4 of this Code. Each and every violation of 7-28-715 or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder constitutes a separate violation of 7-28-710(a). For the purposes of this section and Section 7-28-715, the following definitions apply:
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of streets and sanitation or the commissioner of health. When used in the plural, the term means both commissioners.
"Compost" means the humus-like product of the process of composting organic waste, which may be used as a soil conditioner.
"Composting" means a controlled biological treatment process by which microorganisms or worms decompose the organic fraction of waste, producing compost.
"Composting material" means organic waste undergoing composting.
"Composting operation" means all composting activities conducted on a site, including all composting material, stored landscape organic waste and end-product compost located on any site at any one time.
"Food waste" means the source-separated organic portion of the waste...

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