(70 ILCS 3110/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7101)
    Sec. 1. Finding and Purpose. For the benefit of the People of this State, the increase of their commerce, welfare and prosperity, and the improvement of their health and living conditions, it is essential that provision be made for the efficient collection and disposal of waste on a district basis from both public and private sources in compliance with State and federal laws, regulations, and policies and for the generation of energy and the recovery of usable resources form such waste to the extent practicable. It is the purpose of this Act to assist certain participating political subdivisions of this State, other public entities and the private sector of the economy to provide adequate waste disposal facilities and facilities for the generation of steam, electricity, or other forms of energy from fuels which are derived from or are otherwise related to waste disposal facilities by providing a coordinating agency and a financing vehicle for such facilities. It is the purpose of this Act to assist the participating municipalities to effect waste disposal programs on a district basis and to that end this Act provides for the creation of the Metro East Solid Disposal and Energy Producing Service. It is the intention and purpose of this Act that, without in any way limiting the discretion of the Service, the Service and the Environmental Protection Agency are to cooperate to the maximum extent practicable in effecting a district waste disposal and energy generating program to service the participating municipalities.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)