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(415 ILCS 5/22.23d)
(a) "Rechargeable battery" means one or more voltaic or galvanic cells, electrically connected to produce electric energy, that is designed to be recharged for repeated uses. "Rechargeable battery" includes, but is not limited to, a battery containing lithium ion, lithium metal, or lithium polymer or that uses lithium as an anode or cathode, that is designed to be recharged for repeated uses. "Rechargeable battery" does not mean either of the following:
(1) Any dry cell battery that is used as the
principal power source for transportation, including, but not limited to, automobiles, motorcycles, or boats.
(2) Any battery that is used only as a backup power
source for memory or program instruction storage, timekeeping, or any similar purpose that requires uninterrupted electrical power in order to function if the primary energy supply fails or fluctuates momentarily.
(b) Unless expressly authorized by a recycling collection program, beginning January 1, 2020 no person shall knowingly mix a rechargeable battery or any appliance, device, or other item that contains a rechargeable battery with any other material intended for collection by a hauler as a recyclable material.
Unless expressly authorized by a recycling collection program, beginning January 1, 2020, no person shall knowingly place a rechargeable battery or any appliance, device, or other item that contains a rechargeable battery into a container intended for collection by a hauler for processing at a recycling center.
(c) The Agency shall include on its website information regarding the recycling of rechargeable batteries.
(Source: P.A. 101-137, eff. 7-26-19.)