(415 ILCS 5/22.47)
    Sec. 22.47. School district hazardous educational waste collection.
    (a) The Agency shall develop, implement, and fund (through appropriations for that purpose from the General Revenue Fund) a program to collect school district hazardous educational waste from school districts and schools in the State. The program shall provide for the availability for collection, transportation, and appropriate management of hazardous educational wastes for each school district or school by private contractors at least every 3 years.
    (b) A school district or school may participate in a hazardous educational waste collection program by:
        (1) Notifying the Agency of the hazardous educational
wastes used by the school district or school and including the following information:
            (A) Waste types.
            (B) Waste volumes.
            (C) Number of containers.
            (D) Condition of containers.
            (E) Location of containers.
        (2) Maintaining wastes in the original containers, if
        (3) Labeling each container if contents are known.
        (4) Following Agency instructions on waste
segregation, preparation, or delivery for subsequent handling.
    (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.
    (e) (Blank.)
    (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.)