(415 ILCS 20/7.3)

Sec. 7.3.

Waste collection pilot project.

On or before March 1, 1994, the Department shall issue a Request for Proposals to establish a pilot wet/dry collection pilot project, serving at least 600 households, to evaluate the feasibility of wet/dry collection systems that divert source separated recyclables and compostable nontoxic organic materials from the residential and commercial waste streams.

The study shall evaluate both two-stream and three-stream systems using, at a minimum, the following criteria: convenience and effectiveness of different sorting systems, waste diversion potential, compost quality, marketability of end-products, contamination levels, efficiency and cost of various collection systems, and participation levels.

The pilot project shall include, but need not be limited to, the following materials: newspapers, mixed paper, glass containers, plastic containers, food waste, paper towels, facial tissue, cardboard, and metals. The pilot program shall include promotional materials to discourage residents from collecting their grass clippings.

(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)