Illinois Solid Waste Management Act (Illinois)

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Place Illinois

Applies to States or Provinces Illinois
Name Illinois Solid Waste Management Act (Illinois)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Fuel Cells
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector Local

Program Administrator Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


 It is the purpose of this Act to reduce reliance on land disposal of solid waste, to encourage and promote alternative means of managing solid waste, and to assist local governments with solid waste planning and management. In furtherance of those aims, while recognizing that landfills will continue to be necessary, this Act establishes the following waste management hierarchy, in descending order of preference, as State policy: volume reduction at the source; recycling and reuse; combustion with energy recovery; combustion for volume reduction; disposal in landfill facilities.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Kevin Greene
Department Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Division Pollution Prevention
Address 1021 N. Grand Avenue East, PO Box 19276, Springfield, IL, 62794-9276

Phone 217-785-0833

Fax 217-785-8346
Contact Name Lynn Delaney
Department Illinois Pollution Control Board

Phone 312-814-3832


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes 20
Date Effective 2006