(65 ILCS 5/11-19-1)

(from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-1)

Sec. 11-19-1.

Contracts.

(a) Any city, village or incorporated town may make contracts with any other city, village, or incorporated town or with any person, corporation, or county, or any agency created by intergovernmental agreement, for more than one year and not exceeding 30 years relating to the collection and final disposition, or relating solely to either the collection or final disposition of garbage, refuse and ashes. A municipality may contract with private industry to operate a designated facility for the disposal, treatment or recycling of solid waste, and may enter into contracts with private firms or local governments for the delivery of waste to such facility. In regard to a contract involving a garbage, refuse, or garbage and refuse incineration facility, the 30 year contract limitation imposed by this Section shall be computed so that the 30 years shall not begin to run until the date on which the facility actually begins accepting garbage or refuse. The payments required in regard to any contract entered into under this Division 19 shall not be regarded as indebtedness of the city, village, or incorporated town, as the case may be, for the purpose of any debt limitation imposed by any law.

(b) If a municipality with a population of less than 1,000,000 has never awarded a franchise to a private entity for the collection of waste from non-residential locations, then that municipality may not award such a franchise without first: (i) holding at least one public hearing seeking comment on the advisability of awarding such a franchise; (ii) providing at least 30 days’ written notice of the hearing, delivered by first class mail to all private entities that provide non-residential waste collection services within the municipality that the municipality is able to identify through its records; and (iii) providing public notice of the hearing. At the public hearing, the municipality must disclose and discuss the proposed franchise fee or calculation formula of such franchise fee that it will receive under the proposed franchise.

(c) If a municipality with a population of less than 1,000,000 has never awarded a franchise to a private entity for the collection of waste from non-residential locations, then a private entity may not begin providing waste collection services to non-residential locations under a franchise agreement with that municipality at any time before the date that is 15 months after the date the ordinance or resolution approving the award of the franchise is adopted.

(d) For purposes of this Section, “waste” means garbage, refuse, or ashes as defined in Section 11-19-2.

(e) A home rule unit may not award a franchise to a private entity for the collection of waste in a manner contrary to the provisions of this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.

(Source: P.A. 95-856, eff. 10-1-08.)