As of January 1, 2012, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency imposed the Electronic Products Recycling & Reuse Act (Public Act 97-0287) that bans the disposal electronics in landfills. The Act also requires manufacturers to participate in the management of discarded electronics.
Those banned electronics devices included but are not limited to; televisions, monitors, printers, computers, keyboards, fax machines, VCRs, portable digital music players, video game consoles, servers, scanners, mice, digital converter boxes, cable/satellite receivers, digital video disc recorders, cell phones, PDAs, computer cables, and zip drives.
For more information on this Act, please visit the IEPA’s website by clicking here.
For local area E-Waste drop off locations, click on the map to see locations near you.