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Record #: O2017-2032   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 3/29/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 10-8-480 to prohibit depositing of yard waste on public way or public property
Sponsors: Mitchell, Gregory I., Sawyer, Roderick T., Harris, Michelle A., Mitts, Emma, Willie B. Cochran, Scott, Jr. Michael, Taliaferro, Chris, King, Sophia D., Ervin, Jason C., Austin, Carrie M., Villegas, Gilbert, Brookins, Jr., Howard
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 10 - Streets, Public Ways, Parks, Airports & Harbors - Ch. 8 Use Of Public Ways & Places
Attachments: 1. O2017-2032.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

SECTION 1. Section 10-8-480 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language stricken and inserting the language underscored, as follows:
10-8-480 Casting refuse and liquids.
It shall be unlawful for any person, in person or by his agent, employee or servant to cast, throw, sweep, sift or deposit in any manner in or upon any public way or other public place in the city, or in or upon the waters of Lake Michigan, or any river, canal, public water, drain, sewer or receiving basin within the jurisdiction ofthe city, any kind of litter. Nor shall any person cast, throw, sweep, sift or deposit any litter anywhere within the jurisdiction of the city in such manner that it may be carried or deposited, in whole or in part, by the action ofthe sun, wind, rain or snow, into any ofthe aforementioned places.
For purposes of this section, the term "litter" includes but is not limited to the following: (1) picnic or eating utensils, such as paper plates, cups, napkins, towels, plastic utensils, metal foil, cellophane, wax paper, paper bags, or any food wrappings; (2) liquid or beverage containers such as beer, soft-drink, and juice cans, beer, sort-drink, liquor and wine bottles, and milk or juice cartons; (3) tobacco and confection wrappers, such as cigarette packages, candy, ice cream, popsicle, gum or any other type of dessert or confection wrapping or container; (4) food wastes, such as fruit or vegetable peelings, pulp, rinds, leftovers or any other type of table wastes; (5) newspapers, books, placards, handbills, pamphlets, circulars, notices or papers of any type; (6) yard waste, such as grass clippings, branches, or leaves; (7) or any other type of rubbish, garbage, refuse matter, article, thing or substance such as discarded clothing, boxes, dust, manure or ashes.
(1) Any person 17 years of age or older who throws litter upon a public way from a moving, standing or parked v...

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