REMINDER: No dumping of brush or other debris is allowed at Sandy Beach or any other area of Heritage Lake.

Dumping is a violation of the Tazewell County Health Department and punishable by the County.

The enforcement of Tazewell County’s Health Department codes and ordinances rests exclusively with Tazewell County, and not HLA.

Health Department codes and ordinances.

Pursuant to the Illinois Environmental Protection Act (415 ILCS 5/21(p)(1), no person shall cause or allow the open dumping of any “waste” in a manner which results in:

(1) litter;

(2) scavenging;

(3) open burning;

(4) deposition of waste in standing or flowing waters;

(5) proliferation of disease vectors;

(6) standing or flowing liquid discharge from the dump site;

(7) deposition of:

(i) general construction or demolition debris as defined in Section 3.160(a) of this Act; or

(ii) clean construction or demolition debris as defined in Section 3.16(b) of this Act.

Pursuant to the Tazewell County Ordinance (6 TCC 2-2), no person shall cause, suffer, allow, or permit open burning of refuse composed of animal, fruit, or vegetable matter, garbage, offal, or any other nauseous matter of organic or inorganic matter at any time except within a furnace or incinerator, and then not in a manner which permits the escape of discharge of noxious odors.

Based on HLA’s understanding, HLA members may burn yard waste on that member’s own property.