(415 ILCS 20/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7053)
    Sec. 3. State agency materials recycling program.
    (a) All State agencies responsible for the maintenance of public lands in the State shall, to the maximum extent feasible, use compost materials in all land maintenance activities which are to be paid with public funds.
    (b) The Department of Central Management Services, in coordination with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, shall implement waste reduction programs, including source separation and collection, for office wastepaper, corrugated containers, newsprint and mixed paper, in all State buildings as appropriate and feasible. Such waste reduction programs shall be designed to achieve waste reductions of at least 25% of all such waste by December 31, 1995, and at least 50% of all such waste by December 31, 2000. Any source separation and collection program shall include, at a minimum, procedures for collecting and storing recyclable materials, bins or containers for storing materials, and contractual or other arrangements with buyers of recyclable materials. If market conditions so warrant, the Department of Central Management Services, in coordination with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, may modify programs developed pursuant to this Section.
    The Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (now Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity) shall conduct waste categorization studies of all State facilities for calendar years 1991, 1995 and 2000. Such studies shall be designed to assist the Department of Central Management Services to achieve the waste reduction goals established in this subsection.
    (c) Each State agency shall, upon consultation with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, periodically review its procurement procedures and specifications related to the purchase of products or supplies. Such procedures and specifications shall be modified as necessary to require the procuring agency to seek out products and supplies that contain recycled materials, and to ensure that purchased products or supplies are reusable, durable or made from recycled materials whenever economically and practically feasible. In choosing among products or supplies that contain recycled material, consideration shall be given to products and supplies with the highest recycled material content that is consistent with the effective and efficient use of the product or supply.
    (d) Wherever economically and practically feasible, the Department of Central Management Services shall procure recycled paper and paper products as follows:
        (1) Beginning July 1, 1989, at least 10% of the total
    
dollar value of paper and paper products purchased by the Department of Central Management Services shall be recycled paper and paper products.
        (2) Beginning July 1, 1992, at least 25% of the total
    
dollar value of paper and paper products purchased by the Department of Central Management Services shall be recycled paper and paper products.
        (3) Beginning July 1, 1996, at least 40% of the total
    
dollar value of paper and paper products purchased by the Department of Central Management Services shall be recycled paper and paper products.
        (4) Beginning July 1, 2000, at least 50% of the total
    
dollar value of paper and paper products purchased by the Department of Central Management Services shall be recycled paper and paper products.
    (e) Paper and paper products purchased from private vendors pursuant to printing contracts are not considered paper products for the purposes of subsection (d). However, the Department of Central Management Services shall report to the General Assembly on an annual basis the total dollar value of printing contracts awarded to private sector vendors that included the use of recycled paper.
    (f)(1) Wherever economically and practically feasible,
    
the recycled paper and paper products referred to in subsection (d) shall contain postconsumer or recovered paper materials as specified by paper category in this subsection:
            (i) Recycled high grade printing and writing
        
paper shall contain at least 50% recovered paper material. Such recovered paper material, until July 1, 1994, shall consist of at least 20% deinked stock or postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1994, shall consist of at least 25% deinked stock or postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1996, shall consist of at least 30% deinked stock or postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1998, shall consist of at least 40% deinked stock or postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 2000, shall consist of at least 50% deinked stock or postconsumer material.
            (ii) Recycled tissue products, until July 1,
        
1994, shall contain at least 25% postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1994, shall contain at least 30% postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1996, shall contain at least 35% postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1998, shall contain at least 40% postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 2000, shall contain at least 45% postconsumer material.
            (iii) Recycled newsprint, until July 1, 1994,
        
shall contain at least 40% postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1994, shall contain at least 50% postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1996, shall contain at least 60% postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1998, shall contain at least 70% postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 2000, shall contain at least 80% postconsumer material.
            (iv) Recycled unbleached packaging, until July 1,
        
1994, shall contain at least 35% postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1994, shall contain at least 40% postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1996, shall contain at least 45% postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1998, shall contain at least 50% postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 2000, shall contain at least 55% postconsumer material.
            (v) Recycled paperboard, until July 1, 1994,
        
shall contain at least 80% postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1994, shall contain at least 85% postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1996, shall contain at least 90% postconsumer material; and beginning July 1, 1998, shall contain at least 95% postconsumer material.
        (2) For the purposes of this Section, "postconsumer
    
material" includes:
            (i) paper, paperboard, and fibrous wastes from
        
retail stores, office buildings, homes, and so forth, after the waste has passed through its end usage as a consumer item, including used corrugated boxes, old newspapers, mixed waste paper, tabulating cards, and used cordage; and
            (ii) all paper, paperboard, and fibrous wastes
        
that are diverted or separated from the municipal solid waste stream.
        (3) For the purposes of this Section, "recovered
    
paper material" includes:
            (i) postconsumer material;
            (ii) dry paper and paperboard waste generated
        
after completion of the papermaking process (that is, those manufacturing operations up to and including the cutting and trimming of the paper machine reel into smaller rolls or rough sheets), including envelope cuttings, bindery trimmings, and other paper and paperboard waste resulting from printing, cutting, forming, and other converting operations, or from bag, box and carton manufacturing, and butt rolls, mill wrappers, and rejected unused stock; and
            (iii) finished paper and paperboard from obsolete
        
inventories of paper and paperboard manufacturers, merchants, wholesalers, dealers, printers, converters, or others.
    (g) The Department of Central Management Services may adopt regulations to carry out the provisions and purposes of this Section.
    (h) Every State agency shall, in its procurement documents, specify that, whenever economically and practically feasible, a product to be procured must consist, wholly or in part, of recycled materials, or be recyclable or reusable in whole or in part. When applicable, if state guidelines are not already prescribed, State agencies shall follow USEPA guidelines for federal procurement.
    (i) All State agencies shall cooperate with the Department of Central Management Services in carrying out this Section. The Department of Central Management Services may enter into cooperative purchasing agreements with other governmental units in order to obtain volume discounts, or for other reasons in accordance with the Governmental Joint Purchasing Act, or in accordance with the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act if governmental units of other states or the federal government are involved.
    (j) The Department of Central Management Services shall submit an annual report to the General Assembly concerning its implementation of the State's collection and recycled paper procurement programs. This report shall include a description of the actions that the Department of Central Management Services has taken in the previous fiscal year to implement this Section. This report shall be submitted on or before November 1 of each year.
    (k) The Department of Central Management Services, in cooperation with all other appropriate departments and agencies of the State, shall institute whenever economically and practically feasible the use of re-refined motor oil in all State-owned motor vehicles and the use of remanufactured and retread tires whenever such use is practical, beginning no later than July 1, 1992.
    (l) (Blank).
    (m) The Department of Central Management Services, in coordination with the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (now Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity), shall implement an aluminum can recycling program in all State buildings within 270 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997. The program shall provide for (1) the collection and storage of used aluminum cans in bins or other appropriate containers made reasonably available to occupants and visitors of State buildings and (2) the sale of used aluminum cans to buyers of recyclable materials.
    Proceeds from the sale of used aluminum cans shall be deposited into I-CYCLE accounts maintained in the State Surplus Property Revolving Fund and, subject to appropriation, shall be used by the Department of Central Management Services and any other State agency to offset the costs of implementing the aluminum can recycling program under this Section.
    All State agencies having an aluminum can recycling program in place shall continue with their current plan. If a State agency has an existing recycling program in place, proceeds from the aluminum can recycling program may be retained and distributed pursuant to that program, otherwise all revenue resulting from these programs shall be forwarded to Central Management Services, I-CYCLE for placement into the appropriate account within the State Surplus Property Revolving Fund, minus any operating costs associated with the program.
(Source: P.A. 96-77, eff. 7-24-09.)