(415 ILCS 20/7.2)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7057.2)
(a) The Department of Agriculture, in
consultation and cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency,
shall design and implement a pilot pesticide container collection project,
to be completed by June 30, 1991, to:
(1) collect and recycle empty, triple-rinsed pesticide containers;
(2) develop, demonstrate, and promote proper pesticide container
(3) evaluate current pesticide container management methods and the
cause and extent of problems associated with pesticide containers.
By November 30, 1991, the Department of Agriculture
shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly its conclusions from
the project, and its recommendations for additional legislation or
regulations governing management of pesticide containers.
(b) The Environmental Protection Agency shall develop informational and
educational materials to promote proper methods of pesticide container
(c) The Department of Agriculture shall provide for the establishment and
operation of temporary collection sites for pesticide containers. The
Environmental Protection Agency may limit the type and quantity of
pesticide containers acceptable for collection.
During the pilot project, the Department of Agriculture shall conduct
surveys and collect information on proper and improper pesticide container
storage and disposal.
The Department of Agriculture and any other entity collecting pesticide
containers shall manage and dispose of the containers in compliance with
applicable federal and State requirements.
(d) For the purposes of this Section, the term "pesticide" means a
substance or mixture of substances intended to prevent, destroy, repel, or
mitigate a pest, and a substance or mixture of substances intended for use
as a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant.
(Source: P.A. 86-1026.)