Recycling and Conservation: Waste Hauler License
Sec. 7.1-4. Licenses.
(a) License required. No person shall engage in the business of collecting or hauling garbage, municipal waste, white goods, recyclables, landscape waste, brush, or other refuse from sites in the county without first procuring for each vehicle the appropriate license issued by Peoria County for a hauler.
(b) Business licenses. Any hauler who is required to have a valid business license in order to conduct business in the county must hold such a valid business license(s) prior to applying for a Peoria County hauler license.
(c) Duration. Each Peoria County vehicle license shall expire on July thirty-first of each year.
(d) Application. Peoria County shall prepare and make available to all haulers an application form for vehicle licenses. The application shall include the following information:
(1) Name of business operation vehicle(s).
(2) Name of manager of business.
(3) Address and telephone number of business.
(4) Year, make, and model of each vehicle.
(5) Type of each vehicle (e.g., dump truck, semi, etc.).
(6) Vehicle identification number for each vehicle.
(7) Gross vehicle weight of each vehicle.
(8) Capacity of each vehicle in cubic yards and in tons.
(9) Type of material to be hauled by each vehicle (e.g., landscape waste, residential waste, commercial waste, construction debris).
(10) Type and number of receptacles to be drawn or propelled by each vehicle to be licensed.
(11) Such other information as the department shall deem appropriate or necessary.
The licensee shall notify Peoria County in writing within thirty (30) days following a change in any information contained in the licensee's application.
(e) Conditions of license.
(1) All garbage, municipal waste, landscape waste, white goods, and recyclable materials generated from within Peoria County or delivered to a location in Peoria County must be transported by a hauler in a vehicle that is licensed by Peoria County.
(2) All vehicles licensed by Peoria County pursuant to this chapter and all receptacles drawn or propelled by such vehicles must be inspected at least annually by an inspector or entity designated by Peoria County.
a. First division vehicles and any receptacles drawn or propelled by such vehicles used to transport municipal waste, landscape waste, white goods, and recyclable materials must be maintained so as to have a water-tight bed or receptacle having a closed cover and be so constructed that no portion of the material conveyed therein may be blown from or fall from the vehicle prior to being intentionally discharged by the operator of the vehicle at the recycling facility. The violation of this provision may subjectthe license-holder to a fine as provided in this chapter.
b. Second division vehicles may only be used to transport construction and demolition waste, white goods, wood, furniture and scrap metal. Second division vehicles must comply with the following requirements:
1. Materials must be covered with a tarp or like material and be secured with two-inch wide nylon pull straps manufactured with steel hooks so that no portion of the material conveyed therein may be blown from or fall from the vehicle prior to being intentionally discharged by the operator of the vehicle at the recycling facility; or
2. The bed of the vehicle or receptacle drawn must be surrounded with manufactured metal thirty-six (36) inch tall stake sides and a thirty-six (36) inch tall endgate so that no portion of the material conveyed therein may be blown from or fall from the vehicle prior to being intentionally discharged by the operator of the vehicle at the recycling facility.
(f) License issuance or denial.
(1) The department shall have thirty (30) days from the receipt of the license or renewal application to issue or deny the license, license renewal, or conditional license. The department will issue a temporary license valid for thirty (30) days upon its failure to act upon the application within thirty (30) days.
(2) The department shall notify the applicant in writing of its decision. If issued, the license shall be mailed by first class mail to the address provided in the application. If denied, a written decision shall be served personally or by certified mail upon the applicant at the address provided in this application.
(3) A license denial shall provide written notice stating the basis for the denial and shall provide notice to the applicant that if an appeal is desired, a written request for a hearing must be received by the department within fifteen (15) calendar days following service, exclusive of the day of service. Upon receipt of a request for hearing, the department shall set a time and place for the hearing. The hearing shall be conducted pursuant to the procedures in section 7.1-7 of this chapter.
(g) License and vehicle registration fee.
(1) The following fees shall be required:
For each vehicle used in collecting or hauling garbage, municipal waste, recyclable materials, landscape waste, brush, or other refuse . . . $50.00
Payment of all fees must accompany the license application or license renewal.
(2) The county reserves the right to issue to each applicant or licensee a vehicle and/or receptacle registration decal to be placed conspicuously on the outside of each vehicle and/or receptacle so utilized by the hauler operating in Peoria County. Such decals may be issued annually. The number of said vehicles and receptacles utilized by the hauler shall be reported in the application.
(h) Compliance with other laws. The obtaining of a license herein shall not be deemed to exclude the necessity of obtaining other licenses or permits as required by other applicable laws or regulations. The hauler shall at all times operate in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations.
(Ord. of 7-13-93, § 4.00; Amend. of 3-14-95)