Division 1

Division 1 & 1A – Administrative Provisions/Definitions

Division 1

Administrative Provisions

Article A. Definitions

Definitions: the following definition shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this Division:

Agricultural Waste: Any refuse, except garbage and dead animals, generated on a farm or ranch by crop and livestock production practices including such items as bags, cartons, dry bedding, structural materials, and crop residues, but excluding landscape wastes.

Department: The Ogle County Health Department

Department Administrator: The acting Public Health Administrator for the Ogle County Health Department.

Dump: Areas in which nonputrefactive material is permitted to be deposited.

Farm: Where farms are exempt from the provisions of this Division, they shall be defined as follows: a tract or tracts of land used in the production of food or fiber or other agricultural operations of such extent and character as generally prevail on farms and shall include farm residences, buildings, and other structures located on the farm, and being accessories to a farm operation. It shall be a farm in fact and not in name only.

Garbage: Any animal and vegetable matter such as that originating in houses, kitchens, restaurants and hotels, produce markets, food service and processing establishments, and greenhouses, and refuse resulting from the handling processing, preparation, cooking and consumption of food products.

Health Officer: The legally designated Health Officer and/or Health Department Administrator or Ogle County or the duly authorized representative or agent.

Landscape Waste: Any vegetable or plant refuse, except garbage and agricultural waste. The term includes trees, tree trimmings, branches, stumps, brush, weeds, leaves, grass, shrubbery and yard trimmings.

Liquid Waste: Any discharge from all floor or basement drains, as well as that from other drainage fixtures.

Manure: The excrement of all domestic animals and fowl and stable bedding.

Offal: Animal waste and refuse.

Person: An individual, or a firm or partnership, company, corporation (whether organized for profit or not), trustee, association, or any public or private entity.

Plot of Ground: A small piece of ground.

Refuse: Rubbish, garbage and grade wastes.

Rubbish: Combustible and noncombustible waste materials, except garbage; and the term shall include items such as, but not limited to, rags, old clothes, leather, rubber, carpets, wood excelsior, paper, ashes, tree branches, yard trimmings, furniture, tin cans, glass, crockery, masonry, and other similar materials.

Sanitary Landfill: A facility permitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for the disposal of waste on land meeting the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, P.L. 94-580, and regulations thereunder, and without creating nuisances or hazards to public health or safety, by confining the refuse to the smallest practical volume and covering it with a layer of earth at the conclusion of each day’s operation, or by such other methods and intervals as authorized by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

Solid Waste disposal Area: A sanitary landfill or a dumping site.

Well: Any hole or opening in the surface of the ground for the purpose of obtaining water, and also any artificial reservoir for the purpose of storing water.

Well Pit: A depression below the surface of the ground level immediately adjacent to a well opening. (11-16-1999)