Electronic Waste Recycling

PA 99-0013 (HB1455) signed into law July 10, 2015; effective July 10, 2015. Amends the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act. Increases manufacturers’ recycling goals from 50% to 80% for televisions and computer monitors; imposes penalties when those goals are not met (rather than when less than 70% of those goals are met); and prohibits recyclers and refurbishers from imposing a recycling fee on units of local government acting as collectors unless the recycler or the refurbisher also provides: 1) a financial incentive that is of greater value than the fee being charged; or 2) a premium service.  Also recognizes the placement of CRT (cathode ray tube) glass into retrievable storage cells at a landfill; allows carry-forward credits to manufacturers; and requires recyclers and refurbishers to acquire certification from either R2 or E-Steward. 

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About the Program

Public Act 97-0287 (Electronic Products Recycling & Reuse Act) establishes a statewide system for recycling and/or reusing the items listed below discarded from residences by requiring electronic manufacturers to participate in the management of discarded and unwanted electronic products.

Covered and Eligible Devices

Effective January 1, 2012 all of the covered electronic devices listed below are banned from landfills.

  • Televisions
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Computers (laptop, notebook, netbook, tablet, desktop)
  • Electronic Keyboards
  • Facsimile Machines
  • Videocassette Recorders
  • Portable Digital Music Players
  • Digital Video Disc Players
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Small Scale Servers
  • Scanners
  • Electronic Mice
  • Digital Converter Boxes
  • Cable Receivers
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Digital Video Disc Recorders

Eligible Electronic Devices

  • Cell Phones
  • Portable Digital Assistant (PDA)
  • Computer Cable
  • Zip Drive





Retailers shall be a primary source of information about end-of-life options to residential consumers regarding all the covered electronic devices (CEDs). At the time of sale, the retailer shall provide each residential consumer with information from the Agency's website that provides information detailing where and how a consumer can recycle a CED or return a CED for reuse.

Beginning January 1, 2010, no retailer may sell or offer for sale any of the CEDs in or for delivery into this State unless the CED is labeled with a brand and the label is permanently affixed and readily visible; and the manufacturer is registered with the Illinois EPA and has paid the required registration fee as required under Section 30 of this Act.

Contact Us

No electronics are accepted at Illinois EPA.

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Electronic Waste Recycling
1021 North Grand Avenue East
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield, Illinois 62794-9276
Phone: 217-524-6713
Michelle Bentley