(c) The Agency shall accept applications from school districts or schools
throughout the year. The Agency shall designate waste haulers throughout the
State qualified to remove school district hazardous waste at the request of a
school district or school. By March 1 and September 1 of each year the Agency
shall prepare a schedule of school districts or schools that have been selected
for collections over the next 6 months. The selections shall be based on the
waste types and volumes, geographic distribution, order of application, and
expected costs balanced by available resources. The Agency shall notify each
selected school or school district of the date of collection and instruction
on waste preparation.
(d) For purposes of this Section "hazardous educational waste" means a
waste product that could pose a hazard during normal storage, transportation,
or disposal generated from an instructional curriculum including laboratory
wastes, expired chemicals, unstable compounds, and toxic or flammable
materials. "Hazardous educational waste" does not include wastes generated
as a result of building, grounds, or vehicle maintenance, asbestos abatement,
lead paint abatement, or other non-curriculum activities.
(f) The Agency is authorized to use funds from the Solid Waste Management
Fund to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)