The Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act prohibits disposing of unwanted electronics in regular trash for burial in landfills starting Jan. 1, 2012. The following is a complete list of items banned from landfills:Televisions (link lists local disposal options)
Monitors (link lists local disposal options)
Computers (laptop, notebook, netbook, tablet, desktop, CPUs and drives, but not all-in-one units including screens such as imac)
Facsimile (FAX) Machines
Videocassette Recorders (VCRs)
Portable Digital Music Players
Digital Video Disc (DVD) Players
Video Game Consoles
Small Scale Servers
Digital Converter Boxes
Digital Video Disc Recorders Cell Phones Portable Digital Assistant (PDA) Computer Cables External Drives (Zip, Syquest, etc.)
The above products typically contain valuable metals that can be recycled.
Information for manufacturers, collectors, recyclers, and refurbishers: Electronic Waste Recycling.
Most computer monitors and older televisions include a (cathode ray) picture tube that contains from 4-8 pounds of lead and other hazardous and toxic substances such as cadmium, chromium, and mercury. Disposal of these items are closely controlled by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful cannot accept any televisions or computer monitors.Virtually every part and component of a computer or other electronic device can be recycled or reused! Printers, keyboards, mice, scanners, etc., are included.
(working order only, call first)
Keep Northern Illinois BeautifulComments: No CRT monitors or TVs accepted at Roscoe or Rockford Recycle Centers. Accepts items from any jurisdiction. Rockford Recycle Center 4665 Hydraulic Road
Rockford, IL 61109
2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-Noon Saturdays Roscoe Recycle Center 13125 N. Second Street Roscoe, IL 61073 815-637-1343 9 am-Noon Saturdays only
(residents only)County Highway Maintenance area 9759 IL Rte 76 Belvidere, IL 815-544-2066 Weekdays during business hours
Ogle & Stephenson CountiesMoring Disposal
Links to several e-waste disposal options