(a) In the absence of either a municipal or a comprehensive county recycling plan pursuant to section eighteen of this article, all agencies and instrumentalities of the state, all primary and secondary schools, where practicable, and private colleges and universities shall implement programs to recycle solid waste. To carry out the purposes of this section, any affected party may be eligible to receive grants pursuant to subdivision (1), subsection (h), section nineteen of this article. Such programs shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(1) Source separation of at least two recyclable materials; and
(2) In the absence of either a municipal program or a comprehensive county recycling plan pursuant to section eighteen of this article, collection and transportation of source separated recycled materials to an appropriate location.
(b) For purposes of this section, the Department shall be designated the lead agency to ensure proper compliance and coordination of any such recycling program.