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Landfill Capacity Report

The Illinois Solid Waste Management Act, enacted in September 1986, established the State's commitment to address solid waste handling, based on a solid waste management hierarchy as follows:

  • volume reduction at the source;
  • recycling and reuse;
  • combustion with energy recovery;
  • combustion for volume reduction; and
  • disposal in landfill facilities.

Under this Act, the Illinois EPA is required to publish an annual report "regarding the projected disposal capacity available for solid waste in sanitary landfills".