(415 ILCS 15/2)
(from Ch. 85, par. 5952)
(a) The General Assembly finds:
(1) that parts of this State have inadequate and
rapidly diminishing disposal capacity for municipal waste;
(2) that counties should have the primary
responsibility to plan for the management of municipal waste within their boundaries to insure the timely development of needed waste management facilities and programs;
(3) that waste reduction and recycling are preferable
to the disposal of municipal waste;
(4) that removing certain materials from the
municipal waste stream will decrease the flow of waste to sanitary landfills, aid in the conservation and recovery of valuable resources, conserve energy in the manufacturing process, increase the supply of reusable materials for the State's industries, and reduce substantially the need for municipal waste incineration facilities and contribute to their overall combustion efficiency, thereby resulting in a significant cost savings in the planning, construction and operation of these facilities; and
(5) that solid waste planning should be encouraged to
take place on a multi-county, regional basis and through inter-governmental cooperation agreements whereby various units of local government within a region determine the best methods and locations for disposal of solid waste. This amendatory Act of 1992 shall not be construed to impact the authority of units of local government in the siting of solid waste disposal facilities.
(b) It is the purpose of this Act to provide incentives for decreased
generation of municipal waste, to require certain counties to develop
comprehensive waste management plans that place substantial emphasis on
recycling and other alternatives to landfills, to encourage municipal
recycling and source reduction, and to promote composting of yard waste.
(Source: P.A. 87-330; 87-906.)
(415 ILCS 15/4)
(from Ch. 85, par. 5954)
(a) By March 1, 1991, each county with a population of
100,000 or more and each municipality with a population of 1,000,000 or
more, and by March 1, 1995, each county with a population of less than
100,000, shall submit to the Agency an officially adopted plan for the
management of municipal waste generated within its boundaries. Such plan
shall conform with the waste management hierarchy established as State
policy in subsection (b) of Section 2 of the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act.
(b) The Agency shall review each county waste management plan to ensure
consistency with the requirements of this Act and, if warranted, return it
to the county with specific recommendations
for improving the plan within 90 days after the plan is submitted. If the
plan is returned, the county shall consider the Agency recommendations, make
any appropriate revisions, and adopt a revised plan by September 1, 1991,
or by September 1, 1995 in the case of a county with a population of less than 100,000.
(c) Each waste management plan shall contain, at a minimum, the following provisions:
(1) A description of the origin, content and weight or volume of
municipal waste currently generated within the county's boundaries, and the
origin, content, and weight or volume of municipal waste that will be
generated within the county's boundaries during the next 20 years,
including an assessment of the primary variables affecting this estimate
and the extent to which they can reasonably be expected to occur.
(2) A description of the facilities where municipal waste is currently
being processed or disposed of and the remaining available permitted capacity
of such facilities.
(3) A description of the facilities and programs that are proposed for
the management of municipal waste generated within the county's boundaries
during the next 20 years, including, but not limited to their size,
expected cost and financing method.
(4) An evaluation of the environmental, energy, life cycle cost and
economic advantages and disadvantages of the proposed waste management
facilities and programs.
(5) A description of the time schedule for the development
and operation of each proposed facility or program.
(6) The identity of potential sites within the county where each
proposed waste processing, disposal and recycling program will be located
or an explanation of how the sites will be chosen. For any facility outside
the county that the county proposes to utilize, the plan shall explain the
reasons for selecting such facility.
(7) The identity of the governmental entity that will be responsible for
implementing the plan on behalf of the county and explanation of the legal
basis for the entity's authority to do so.
(8) Any other information that the Agency may require.
(d) Any county may delegate power to a municipality within the county or
Municipal Joint Action Agency for the specific purpose of preparing the
waste management plan or any portion thereof under this Act.
(e) Counties may, by intergovernmental agreement, jointly create and
administer their solid waste management plans, provided that such joint
plans fulfill all the requirements of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-228.)
(415 ILCS 15/4.5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2022)
Statewide Materials Management Advisory Committee; Report.
(a) The Statewide Materials Management Advisory Committee is hereby created.
(b) The Advisory Committee shall:
(1) investigate and provide recommendations for
expanding waste reduction, recycling, reuse, and composting in Illinois in a manner that protects the environment, as well as public health and safety, and promotes economic development;
(2) investigate and provide recommendations for the
form and contents of county waste management plans adopted under this Act; and
(3) prepare a report as required under Section 4.6 of
(c) The Advisory Committee shall be composed of the following:
(1) The Director of the Agency, or his or her
designee, who shall serve as an ex officio and nonvoting member.
(2) 25 voting members appointed by the Director of
(A) one member representing a municipality with a
population of more than 1,000,000;
(B) one member representing a county with a
population of more than 1,000,000;
(C) two members representing counties with a
population of at least 200,000 but not more than 1,000,000;
(D) two members representing counties with a
population of at least 85,000 but not more than 200,000;
(E) two members representing counties with a
population of less than 85,000;
(F) two members representing the solid waste
(G) two members representing the recycling
(H) two members representing providers of general
construction and demolition debris recycling services;
(I) two members representing environmental
(J) two members representing manufacturers in the
(K) two members representing retailers in the
(L) two members representing producers of
(M) three members representing producers of end
products generated through recycling.
(d) The Director of the Agency shall appoint all members of the Advisory Committee by no later than January 1, 2020.
(e) The initial meeting of the Advisory Committee shall be convened by the Director of the Agency, or his or her designee, no later than March 1, 2020. At the initial meeting, the voting members shall select co-chairs. Subsequent meetings shall convene at the call of the co-chairs.
(f) A simple majority of those appointed shall constitute a quorum. The affirmative vote of a majority of those present and voting shall be necessary for Advisory Committee action.
(g) Members of the Advisory Committee shall receive no compensation for their services.
(h) The Agency shall provide administrative assistance and technical support to the Advisory Committee. The Agency may obtain assistance from outside experts to assist in preparation of the Plan. Funding for the Plan and assistance from outside experts shall be obtained from the Solid Waste Management Fund.
(i) On or before July 1, 2021, the Advisory Committee shall prepare and submit a report to the General Assembly summarizing its work.
(j) The report shall include, at a minimum, the following information:
(1) an estimate of the amount and composition of
waste generated annually in Illinois with 2018 as the base year;
(2) an estimate of the amount of waste disposed of
annually in Illinois with 2018 as the base year;
(3) an estimate of the amount of material diverted
from landfills annually in Illinois with 2018 as the base year;
(4) an analysis of the markets available for
materials diverted from Illinois landfills;
(5) recommended materials in the municipal waste
stream that could be targeted to maximize waste diversion;
(6) recommended actions that could be taken to
increase landfill diversion rates and the costs associated with those actions;
(7) recommended education and public outreach
programs that could maximize waste diversion;
(8) recommended diversion rates that are achievable
by 2025, 2030, and 2035; and
(9) a database and map of permitted facilities,
including, but not limited to, landfills, garbage transfer stations, landscape waste transfer stations, construction and demolition debris recycling facilities, recycling facilities, compost sites, and scrap metal recycling facilities.
(k) In addition, the report shall also include, at a minimum, the following recommendations for waste management plans required under this Act:
(1) recommended elements for counties to include in
waste management plans required under this Act;
(2) a recommended standard methodology for counties
to use to determine the annual waste generation rate in the county;
(3) a recommended standard methodology for counties
to use to determine the annual disposal rate in the county;
(4) a recommended standard methodology for counties
to use to determine the annual diversion rate in the county;
(5) recommended standard actions that can be taken by
counties to increase landfill diversion rates;
(6) recommended education and public outreach
programs that could maximize waste diversion within the county; and
(7) recommended standard content for waste management
plans required under this Act.
(l) The report may include a list of nonpermitted facilities that are involved in waste disposal, materials recycling, or composting.
(m) This Section is repealed on July 1, 2022.
(Source: P.A. 101-74, eff. 7-12-19.)