§ 11-5-026

Department of streets and sanitation

In order to meet the stated purpose of this ordinance, the commissioner shall have the following responsibilities under this chapter.

a.

Review, at least annually, the lists of recyclable materials and source reduction measures contained in this chapter to determine whether materials should be added or deleted. Any change in such lists shall be made in accordance with Section 11-5-027. Such review will incorporate the comments of individuals, buildings owners and businesses affected by this chapter.

b.

Prepare or have prepared, on or before January 1, 1995, with the advice of the recycling advisory board, a public education and technical assistance program that includes but is not limited to the following:

1.

An instructional manual or guide on how to plan and implement effective source reduction and recycling programs, which will be made available to building owners and managers, governing associations and boards and businesses, affected by this ordinance. Such manual or guide shall include, but not be limited to, instructional information regarding the process of analyzing a building’s waste stream, identifying source reduction options and recyclable materials, determining collection, handling and storage requirements, identifying markets for recyclable materials, assessing economic and operational impacts, working with a building’s residents or tenants to generate active participation; monitoring and evaluating program results and purchasing recycled content products; and

2.

Education and publicity materials, which will be made available to building owners and managers, governing associations and boards and businesses, affected by this ordinance, for dissemination to residents, tenants and employees to promote source reduction and recycling activities. These education and publicity materials shall include flyers, posters and brochures which may be incorporated into a section of the instructional manual defined in subsection (1) above; and

3.

Development of a program that encourages building owners and managers, governing associations and boards and businesses, who have successfully implemented a source reduction or effective recycling program, to share their expertise and experience with others who are required to comply with the provisions of this chapter. Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit the commissioner from developing and distributing these materials in cooperation with any public or private entity.

c.

Appoint, on or before July 1, 1994, a recycling advisory board, which shall be composed of the commissioner and seven persons drawn from environmental organizations in Chicago, the recycling service provider industry, waste hauling industry, high- density, condominium or cooperative residential building industry and commercial, office or retail establishment industry. The recycling advisory board will be established for a period of not less than three years, and may at the expiration of this initial period be continued only at the discretion of the commissioner. The activities of the recycling advisory board shall be advisory in nature, so as to assist the commissioner in the implementation of this ordinance.

(Added Coun. J. 11-5-93, p. 40151; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-11, p. 13798, Art. II, § 6)

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