Will County Solid Waste Plan
The Illinois Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act (415 ILCS 15/1 et seq.) was approved on August 23, 1988.
All Illinois counties are required to plan for the management of solid waste generated within the county for a 20-year planning period. Counties update their plans every five years. Each plan must include a description of the volume of solid waste generated within the County's borders with a projection of the volume of waste that will be generated over the next 20 years. The plan must describe the current and proposed facilities for the management of the waste stream and evaluate the proposed solid waste facilites and programs. Finally, the plan must include a recycling program designed to recycle 25% of the waste generated within the County by its fifth year. The Will County Board approved the first Will County Solid Waste Plan in January 1991.
The State requires that County plans conform to the State of Illinois waste management hierarchy, listed in descending order of preference (415 ILCS 20/1 et seq.):
1. Volume Reduction
2. Recycling and ReUse
3. Combustion with Energy Recovery or for Volume Reduction
4. Disposal in Landfill Facilities
Solid Waste Updates:
- In March 1996, the Will County Board adopted its first five-year Solid Waste Management Plan Update
- In June 2001, the Will County Board adopted certain amendments to the Solid Waste Management Plan
- In November 2001, the Will County Board adopted its second five-year Solid Waste Management Plan Update
- In June 2006, the Will County Board adopted certain amendments to the Solid Waste Management Plan
- In 2008, County Board adopted the 2001-2007 Solid Waste Plan.
The Illinois Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act requires each county in the State of Illinois to adopt a solid waste management plan. Please click here to view the county's latest Solid Waste Plan Report.