The Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act prohibits disposing of unwanted electronics in regular trash for burial in landfills starting Jan. 1, 2012.
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.
Televisions are included in this ban and must be properly disposed of.
Some retailers will dispose of your old TV when you have a new one delivered.
In this day of do-it-yourself, many people bring home a new TV and have no way of legally disposing of the old one.
There are two retailers in the Rockford area, licensed by the State,who will accept TV’s for recycling without the purchase of a new one:
American TV & ApplianceAddress: 6651 E. State Street, Rockford Phone: 815-229-1401 Hours: Call for information Comments: Will accept TVs of any size for recycling during business hours.
Deliver to Dock 4 at rear of store. Does NOT accept TV parts or partially disassembled units. Charges: None
Best BuyAddress: 281 Deane Drive, Rockford Phone: 815-395-8405 Hours: Call for information Comments: Will take TVs up to 32″. Call for specific details. Charges: $10.00 fee charged with a $10.00 store certificate given in return.
Other licensed companies may provide this recycling service without the purchase of a new unit. If you are aware of one please let us know (call 815-637-1343) so we may verify the information and add their name to this list.
Partially Disassembled TVs:
None of the above sites will take TV parts or partially disassembled units. These may be disposed of in the e-waste bin at the Mobile Gas Station, 8061 E. State St., Rockford, across from the ClockTower Resort