(415 ILCS 15/8)
(from Ch. 85, par. 5958)
(a) Any municipality or combination of municipalities that
has a total population of 20,000 or more may apply to the Department for
assistance grants to operate a pilot recycling project that demonstrates
the economic feasibility and environmental benefits of a recycling method.
Population shall be determined by the most recent federal decennial census.
The pilot recycling project shall include, at a minimum, the following elements:
(1) A curbside program requiring the occupants of at least 3,000 single
family residences to separate at least 3 materials deemed appropriate by
the municipality from other solid waste generated at their residences, and
to store such material until collection; the 3 materials shall be chosen
from the following: glass, aluminum, steel and bimetallic cans, newsprint,
corrugated paper, used motor oil, plastics.
(2) A scheduled day, at least twice per month, during which separated
materials are to be placed at the curbside or a similar location for collection.
(3) A system including trucks and related equipment for collecting
recyclable materials from the curbside or similar locations at least twice
per month from each participating residence.
(4) A drop-off or buy-back center for the collection and sale or reuse
of recyclable materials, including but not limited to glass, aluminum cans
(5) Provisions for recycling of collected materials.
(6) Provisions for public education and compliance.
(b) The Department shall establish guidelines for solicitation of grants
under this Section. Applications for assistance shall be filed with the
Department on forms provided by the Department and shall set forth such
information as may be required by the Department. The Department shall
evaluate the application and notify the applicant of the qualification or
non-qualification of the application within 45 days of the deadline
established by the Department for receipt of applications.
(c) In implementing this Section, the Department shall, pursuant to
appropriation, make grants from the Solid Waste Management Fund to
municipalities with approved pilot recycling projects. Such grants shall
be limited to 50% of the project costs, not to exceed a total of $50,000 per project.
(d) No more than 25 pilot recycling project grants may be made pursuant
to this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-256.)