(415 ILCS 5/22.23)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.23)
(a) Beginning September 1, 1990, any person selling lead-acid batteries at
retail or offering lead-acid batteries for retail sale in this State shall:
(1) accept for recycling used lead-acid batteries
from customers, at the point of transfer, in a quantity equal to the number of new batteries purchased; and
(2) post in a conspicuous place a written notice at
least 8.5 by 11 inches in size that includes the universal recycling symbol and the following statements: "DO NOT put motor vehicle batteries in the trash."; "Recycle your used batteries."; and "State law requires us to accept motor vehicle batteries for recycling, in exchange for new batteries purchased.".
(b) Any person selling lead-acid batteries at retail in this State may
either charge a recycling fee on each new lead-acid battery sold
for which the customer does not return a used battery to the retailer, or
provide a recycling credit to each customer who returns a used battery for
recycling at the time of purchasing a new one.
(c) Beginning September 1, 1990, no lead-acid battery retailer
may dispose of a used lead-acid
battery except by delivering it (1) to a battery wholesaler or its agent,
(2) to a battery manufacturer, (3) to a collection or recycling facility,
or (4) to a secondary lead smelter permitted by either a state or federal
(d) Any person selling lead-acid batteries at wholesale or offering
lead-acid batteries for sale at wholesale shall accept for recycling used
lead-acid batteries from customers, at the point of transfer,
in a quantity equal to the number of new batteries purchased.
Such used batteries shall be disposed of as provided in subsection (c).
(e) A person who accepts used lead-acid batteries for recycling pursuant
to subsection (a) or (d) shall not allow such batteries to accumulate for
periods of more than 90 days.
(f) Beginning September 1, 1990, no person may knowingly cause or allow:
(1) the placing of a lead-acid battery into any
container intended for collection and disposal at a municipal waste sanitary landfill; or
(2) the disposal of any lead-acid battery in any
municipal waste sanitary landfill or incinerator.
(h) For the purpose of this Section:
"Lead-acid battery" means a battery containing lead and sulfuric acid
that has a nominal voltage of at least 6 volts and is intended for use in
"Motor vehicle" includes automobiles, vans, trucks, tractors, motorcycles
(j) Knowing violation of this Section shall be a petty offense
punishable by a fine of $100.
(Source: P.A. 100-621, eff. 7-20-18.)