Section 1000.460 Waste Disposal
Waste. Cannabis waste must be stored, secured, locked and managed in
accordance with State regulations and as submitted and approved in the
cultivation center's Operations and Management Practices Plan.
Waste. Liquid waste from a cultivation center shall be disposed of in
compliance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and 35 Ill. Adm. Code.
Waste. Disposal of hazardous and chemical waste must be conducted in a manner
consistent with federal, State and local laws.
waste must be rendered unusable following the methods set forth in this Section
prior to leaving a cultivation center. Disposal of the cannabis waste rendered
unusable must follow the methods in this Section.
cultivation center must provide the Department and ISP, through the
traceability system (see Section 1000.400), a minimum of seven days' notice prior to
rendering the product unusable and disposing of the product.
allowable method to render cannabis plant waste unusable is by grinding and
incorporating the cannabis plant waste with other ground materials so the
resulting mixture is at least 50% non-cannabis waste by volume. Other methods
to render cannabis waste unusable must be approved by the Department before
implementation. Material used to grind with the cannabis falls into two
categories: compostable waste and noncompostable waste.
Mixed Waste: Cannabis waste to be disposed of as compost, feedstock or in
another organic waste method (e.g., anaerobic digester) may be mixed with the
following types of waste materials:
A) Food waste;
B) Yard waste;
C) Vegetable based grease or oils; or
D) Other wastes approved
by the Department (e.g., agricultural material, biodegradable products and
paper, clean wood, fruits and vegetables, plant matter).
2) Noncompostable Mixed
Waste: Cannabis waste to be disposed of in a landfill or another disposal
method (e.g., incinerator) may be mixed with the following types of waste
A) Paper waste;
D) Soil; or
wastes approved by the Department (e.g., nonrecyclable plastic, broken glass,
waste rendered unusable following the methods described in this Section may be
disposed of in the manner provided in this subsection (g). Disposal of the cannabis
waste rendered unusable may be delivered to a permitted solid waste facility
for final disposition. Examples of acceptable permitted solid waste facilities
Mixed Waste: Compost, anaerobic digester, or other facility with approval of
the jurisdictional health department.
Mixed Waste: Landfill, incinerator, or other facility with approval of the jurisdictional
waste and unusable product shall be weighed, recorded and entered into the
inventory system prior to mixing and disposal. Verification of this event shall
be performed by a supervisor and conducted in an area with video surveillance.
nutrient enriched grow media shall be disposed of as required by the Illinois
Environmental Protection Act and the associated rules, or land applied at