Cart Ordinances


Niles, IL
Sec. 82-34. Businesses to keep sidewalks, public places free of refuse; shopping carts.
(a) No person owning or occupying a place of business shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street or other public place within the village the accumulation of refuse from any building or lot or from any public or private sidewalk or driveway. Persons owning or occupying places of business within the village shall keep the sidewalk in front of their business premises free of refuse.
(b) Each person owning or occupying a place of business which offers the use of shopping carts for the convenience of customers shall identify such carts by a permanent mark or plate with the name, address and phone number of the store at which the cart is used. Any shopping cart found upon any public way within the village may be picked up by the public services department. If such carts do not bear the identification required by this section, the carts shall be deemed abandoned property. If such carts bear a registration, the village shall notify the identified owner that the carts may be redeemed from the village by the payment of $20.00 per cart. Any cart which is not redeemed within five days shall be deemed abandoned property and may be disposed of as such. For purposes of this section, "owner" shall include anyone entitled to or claiming right to possession of such carts.
(c) No person shall remove a grocery or shopping cart from the premises of the establishment or business furnishing the cart. For purposes of this section, the term "premises" shall include any parking facility or lot provided by such establishment or business for the convenience of its customers.
(Code 1965, § 15-29; Ord. No. 1991-3, § 1, 1-22-91)

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