Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

Illinois Compiled Statutes

 ILCS Listing   Public Acts  Search   Guide   Disclaimer

Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.

Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect. If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.

415 ILCS 10/2

    (415 ILCS 10/2) (from Ch. 85, par. 5902)
    Sec. 2. As used in this Act, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
    (1) "Solid waste" means "waste", as defined in the Illinois Environmental Protection Act, but for the purposes of this Act does not include "hazardous waste" as defined in that Act.
    (2) "Unit of local government" means a municipality, county, or a Municipal Joint Action Agency created under Section 3.2 of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act or, if the context requires, the member municipalities of such an agency or their territory.
    (3) "Pollution control facility" has the meaning ascribed to the term in the Illinois Environmental Protection Act, except that the term shall not include sewers and sewage treatment facilities owned or operated by sanitary districts.
    (4) "Jurisdiction" means: (1) in the case of a municipality, the territory within the corporate limits of the municipality; (2) in the case of a county, the territory within the corporate limits of the county which does not lie within the corporate limits of any municipality which has adopted and is implementing a plan under this Act either independently or through a Municipal Joint Action Agency; and (3) in the case of a Municipal Joint Action Agency, the territory within the corporate limits of each member municipality.
    (5) "Qualified solid waste energy facility" means either (i) a solid waste pollution control facility or a portion thereof owned or operated by or for the benefit of a unit of local government and developed under this Act, which meets the requirements set forth in Section 3.1 of this Act, or (ii) a facility which uses methane gas generated from landfills.
    (6) "Municipal waste" means garbage, general household, institutional and commercial waste, industrial lunchroom or office waste, landscape waste, and construction and demolition debris.
(Source: P.A. 87-650; 88-681, eff. 12-22-94.)