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Electronics Recycling

November 28, 2011
In September 2009, Illinois became the 16th State to adopt an electronics recycling law known as the Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act (SB2313). This legislation initially banned televisions and monitors from entering Illinois landfills beginning January 1, 2012. Recently, Governor Quinn signed legislation that makes extensive changes to the Illinois Product Recycling and Reuse Act that expands the number of covered electronic products to include the following items:

NEW LIST OF COVERED ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS
  • Televisions
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Computers (including tablet computers)
  • Electronic Keyboards
  • Facsimile Machines
  • Videocassette Recorders
  • Portable Digital Music Players
  • Digital Video Disc Players
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Small Scale Servers
  • Scanners
  • Electronic Mice
  • Digital Converter Boxes
  • Cable Receivers
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Digital Video Disc Recorders
For information, please visit http://www.epa.state.il.us/land/electronic-waste-recycling/amendments.html.
Since 1999, The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County has worked with its member communities to provide environmentally-sound recycling for end-of-life electronics through one-day collection events, permanent drop-off locations and the At Home Pick Up Program. Additionally, residents are able to utilize many retail store drop-offs during evening and weekend hours. For a complete list of options, please visit http://www.swancc.org.

For further information, please contact the Environmental Health Division at (847) 359-9090.

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