(415 ILCS 20/3.1)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7053.1)
Institutions of higher learning.
(a) For purposes of this
Section "State-supported institutions of higher learning" or
"institutions" means the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois
University, the colleges and universities under the jurisdiction of the
Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities, the colleges and
universities under the jurisdiction of the Board of Regents of Regency
Universities, and the public community colleges subject to the Public
Community College Act.
(b) Each State-supported institution of higher learning shall develop a
comprehensive waste reduction plan covering a period of 10 years
which addresses the management of solid waste generated by academic,
administrative, student housing and other institutional functions. The
waste reduction plan shall be developed by January 1, 1995. The
initial plan required under this Section shall be updated by the
institution every 5 years, and any proposed amendments to the plan shall be
submitted for review in accordance with subsection (f).
(c) Each waste reduction plan shall address, at a minimum, the
following topics: existing waste generation by volume, waste composition,
existing waste reduction and recycling activities, waste collection and
disposal costs, future waste management methods, and specific goals to
reduce the amount of waste generated that is subject to landfill disposal.
(d) Each waste reduction plan shall provide for recycling of
marketable materials currently present in the institution's waste stream,
including but not limited to landscape waste, corrugated cardboard,
computer paper, and white office paper, and shall provide for the
investigation of potential markets for other recyclable materials present in
the institution's waste stream. The recycling provisions of the
waste reduction plan shall be designed to achieve, by January 1, 2000, at
least a 40% reduction (referenced to a base year of 1987) in the amount
of solid waste that is generated by the institution and identified in the
waste reduction plan as being subject to landfill disposal.
(e) Each waste reduction plan shall evaluate the institution's
procurement policies and practices to eliminate procedures which
discriminate against items with recycled content, and to identify products
or items which are procured by the institution on a frequent or repetitive
basis for which products with recycled content may be substituted. Each
waste reduction plan shall prescribe that it will be the policy of
the institution to purchase products with recycled content whenever such
products have met specifications and standards of equivalent products which
do not contain recycled content.
(f) Each waste reduction plan developed in accordance with this
Section shall be submitted to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for review and approval. The
Department's review shall be
conducted in cooperation with the Board of Higher Education and the
Illinois Community College Board.
(g) The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall provide
technical assistance, technical materials, workshops and other information
necessary to assist in the development and implementation of the
waste reduction plans. The Department shall develop guidelines and
funding criteria for providing grant assistance to institutions for the
implementation of approved waste reduction plans.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)