HB 5552

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 101st Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Recycling-Beverage Container


Creates the Illinois Container Fee and Deposit Act. Provides for a deposit value of 5 cents to be paid by consumers on each beverage container sold in the State by a dealer for consumption. Provides that upon the return to a dealer or person operating a redemption center, the dealer or redemption center shall pay the value of the deposit back to the consumer as a refund. Sets forth requirements for the administration of the program. Provides certain exemptions to the program. Requires that the refund value be clearly indicated on all beverage containers sold in the State. Provides for the Environmental Protection Agency to certify redemption centers. Prohibits snap-top beverage containers. Provides that persons violating the Act shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Prohibits the manufacture of certain plastic metal beverage containers. Prohibits the disposal of beverage containers at sanitary landfills. Provides that deposits not passed on to the consumer through bottle redemption shall be distributed as follows: 75% to the Agency for environmental and conservation-related programs, and 25% to each distributor in proportion to the amount of beverage containers each distributor sold in the State. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Illinois Container Fee and Deposit Fund. Amends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Provides that a full service restaurant or quick service restaurant shall not provide single use plastic disposable foodware items to a consumer ordering or purchasing dine-in food unless requested by the consumer. Contains other specified requirements for full service or quick service restaurants and provides civil penalties for any violations. Effective July 1, 2021.

Bill Sponsors (11)


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Mar 03, 2020


Assigned to Energy & Environment Committee

Feb 27, 2020


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy

Feb 25, 2020


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel

Feb 21, 2020


Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez

Feb 19, 2020


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz


Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Edly-Allen

Feb 18, 2020


Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller


Referred to Rules Committee


First Reading

Feb 14, 2020


Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Ann M. Williams

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