2020 Illinois Compiled Statutes
415 ILCS 90/ - Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program Act.

(415 ILCS 90/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 991-1)

Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program Act.

(Source: P.A. 87-735; 87-1159.)


(415 ILCS 90/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 991-2)

Sec. 2. Findings and purpose. The General Assembly finds that there is a need for household hazardous waste collection centers throughout the State that can be operated to augment existing and future hazardous waste storage facilities. The collection centers shall be operated to provide a service to households that generate small quantities of hazardous waste and to encourage proper hazardous waste disposal. Local collection centers will allow local governments the opportunity to provide a location for collection and temporary storage of small quantities of household waste.

(Source: P.A. 87-735; 87-1159.)


(415 ILCS 90/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 991-3)

Sec. 3. Definitions. As used in this Act the following terms have the following meanings:

"Agency" means the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

"Collection center" means a secured site approved by the Agency to be used as a base for a hazardous waste collection facility.

"Household hazardous waste" means a consumer disposed waste product intended for household use generally containing constituents that make its disposal in municipal waste landfills or incinerators undesirable. Household hazardous waste includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • (1) Waste oil.
  • (2) Petroleum Distillate-Based Solvents.
  • (3) Oil based liquid paint, paint strippers, and paint thinners.
  • (4) Herbicides and pesticides except, for purposes of this Act, antimicrobial and disinfectant products are excluded.

"Regional collection center" means a facility permitted by the Agency for the storage of household hazardous wastes.

(Source: P.A. 87-735; 87-1159; 88-163.)


(415 ILCS 90/4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 991-4)

Sec. 4. Pilot project plan.

(a) The Agency shall formulate and update a plan for collecting small quantities of household hazardous waste from households in the State. The plan shall include:

  • (1) An assessment of private industry interest or involvement in hazardous waste collection in the State and recommendations to the General Assembly for private industry collection incentives.
  • (2) A survey of businesses available to serve this function or alternative recycling or disposal functions with recommendations of approved firms to be used for the collection program.
  • (3) A method for encouraging private industry household waste collection pilot projects in local and regional communities.
  • (4) A method of encouraging county and municipal household hazardous waste collection pilot projects.

(b) The agency shall develop and distribute public information regarding, but not limited to, the following:

  • (1) Nontoxic alternatives to household hazardous materials.
  • (2) Safe use and storage procedures for household hazardous materials, including toxic effect warnings.
  • (3) Proper disposal procedures for household hazardous waste.
  • (4) Recycling options available for various types of household hazardous waste.

(c) Agency sponsored household hazardous waste collections shall continue until March 1, 1995.

(Source: P.A. 87-735; 87-1159.)


(415 ILCS 90/5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 991-5)

Sec. 5. Statewide plan. By March 1, 1995, the Agency shall develop a statewide household hazardous waste management plan that will ensure comprehensive collection and proper management of household hazardous waste from households in Illinois and shall submit the plan to the General Assembly for approval. The plan shall address, at a minimum, a network of local collection centers, transfer stations, and expanded household hazardous waste collection route services. The plan shall assess the need for additional compliance verification inspections, enforcement, and penalties. The plan shall include a strategy, timetable, and budget for implementation.

(Source: P.A. 87-735; 87-1159.)


(415 ILCS 90/6) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 991-6)

Sec. 6. Grant program. The Agency shall establish a grant program for local governments that desire to provide a local or regional household hazardous waste collection center. Grants shall be authorized to cover collection center costs associated with capital outlay for preparing a facility or site to safely serve as a collection center and to cover costs of administration, public awareness, and local amnesty day programs. The total cost for administration and public awareness shall not exceed 10% of the grant award. Grants shall be available on a competitive basis to local governments that:

  • (1) design a collection center which is approved by the agency; and
  • (2) provide up to 33% of the capital outlay money needed for the facility as matching money.

(Source: P.A. 87-735; 87-1159.)


(415 ILCS 90/7) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 991-7)

Sec. 7. Evaluation and report. The Agency shall submit to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before January 1, 1995, a report evaluating the effectiveness of the programs provided under this Act including all of the following:

  • (1) An assessment of the need for a continuation of existing programs.
  • (2) The need for the development and implementation of new programs, including appropriate funding mechanisms.
  • (3) Any legislative and administrative action necessary to fully implement a comprehensive household hazardous waste management program in Illinois.

(Source: P.A. 87-1159.)


(415 ILCS 90/150) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 991-150)

Sec. 150. This Act shall take effect upon becoming law.

(Source: P.A. 87-735.)

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