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Chicago, Ill., Ord. No. 92607 (2007)
Brief Summary
Uncodified ordinance amending city nuisance law to allow small-scale composting (at homes, for example) to operate without specific permits under certain conditions, such as size restrictions, rat control, and moisture standards.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Surplus/Waste
State: Illinois
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Chicago
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. Diverting waste from landfills and creating nutritive soil amendments (page 1).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. "to promote responsible composting as a means of diverting waste from landfills and creating nutritive soil" (page 1).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Sec. 7-28-710(b).
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Fine or penalty and three times the amount of all costs incurred by the city (Sec. 7-28-710(a)); also punishable by penalty pursuant to Section 7-28-800 (Sec. 7-28-715(6)).
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
"Uncodified ordinance amending Chapter 7-28 of the Municipal Code of Chicago; 7-28-710 to add a new subsection (b) and adding a new section 7-28-715. These provisions have been amended again; the current codified versions of the law can be found at: http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Illinois/chicago_il/title7healthandsafety/chapter7-28healthnuisances?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:chicago_il$anc=JD_7-28-715".