The Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act, effective Jan. 1, 2012, prohibits disposing of unwanted electronics in regular trash for burial in landfills.

Televisions are included in this ban and must be disposed of properly. 


Some retailers will dispose of an old TV when you have a new one delivered, but may charge a transportation fee.

TV and CRT Monitor Disposal Sites
within 25 miles of Rockford, IL

Hours of availability vary by location. It is recommended you call first to confirm availability.
Boone County (Residents only)z
9759 Illinois RT 76, Belvidere, IL 61008
County Highway maintenance facility, just south of Spring Creek Road
815-547-4770 [County Administration]
Mon-Fri except holidays, 8 am – 4:30 pm

Winnebago County (subsidized by the City of Rockford)
As of July 8, 2017
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Rockford Recycle Center
4665 Hydraulic Rd., Rockford IL 61109
(Rockford is only KNIB location participating to accept TVs, monitors)

Limited Regular Hours:
2-5 p.m. Tuesdays, weather permitting
9 a.m. – Noon Saturdays, weather permitting.

Closed for safety of volunteers if heat index is over 95 degrees, or lightning/rainstorm threatens, or wind chill predicted to be Zero or below.
Closings announced on Facebook page, website or call 815-637-1343

Other Illinois sites:
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.

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.