Public Act 90-0266 of the 90th General Assembly

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Public Act 90-0266

HB1411 Enrolled                               LRB9000245DPccA

    AN ACT to  amend  the  Environmental  Protection  Act  by
changing Section 22.22.

    Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section 5.  The Environmental Protection Act  is  amended
by changing Section 22.22 as follows:

    (415 ILCS 5/22.22) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.22)
    Sec. 22.22. Landscape waste.
    (a)  Beginning  July 1, 1990, no person may knowingly mix
landscape waste  that  is  intended  for  collection  or  for
disposal at a landfill with any other municipal waste.
    (b)  Beginning  July 1, 1990, no person may knowingly put
landscape waste into a container intended for  collection  or
disposal   at   a   landfill,   unless   such   container  is
    (c)  Beginning July 1, 1990, no owner or  operator  of  a
sanitary  landfill  shall  accept  landscape  waste for final
disposal,  except  that  landscape   waste   separated   from
municipal waste may be accepted by a sanitary landfill if (1)
the landfill provides and maintains for that purpose separate
landscape   waste  composting  facilities  and  composts  all
landscape waste, and (2) the composted waste is utilized,  by
the operators of the landfill or by any other person, as part
of  the  final  vegetative cover for the landfill or for such
other uses as soil conditioning material, or the landfill has
received  an  Agency  permit  to  use  source  separated  and
processed landscape waste as an alternative daily  cover  and
the  landscape  waste  is processed at a site, other than the
sanitary landfill, that has received an Agency permit  before
the  effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997 to process
landscape waste.  For purposes of this Section,  (i)  "source
separated"  means  divided  into  its  component parts at the
point of generation and collected separately from other solid
waste and (ii) "processed" means shredded by mechanical means
to reduce the landscape waste to a uniform consistency.
    (d)  The requirements of this Section shall not apply (i)
to landscape waste collected as part of  a  municipal  street
sweeping  operation  where  the  intent  is to provide street
sweeping service rather than leaf  collection,  nor  (ii)  to
landscape  waste  collected  by  bar  screens  or grates in a
sewage treatment system.
(Source: P.A. 86-820; 86-1195.)

    Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
becoming law.

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