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
Computers ( laptop, notebook, netbook, tablet, desktop )
Portable Digital Music Players
Digital Video Disc Players
Video Game Consoles
Small Scale Servers
Digital Converter Boxes
Digital Video Disc Recorders Eligible Electronic Devices Cell Phones Portable Digital Assistant (PDA) Computer Cables Zip Drives
These products typically contain many valuable metals that can be recycled. A list of registered electronic waste (e-waste) collection sites and information for manufacturers, collectors, recyclers, and refurbishers is available on the Electronic Waste Recycling page.
Most computer monitors 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.Virtually every part and component of a computer or other electronic device can be recycled or reused! Printers, keyboards, mice, scanners, etc. are included.