Electronic Waste Recycling

Public Hearing

  • Hearing Date: July 29, 2015
  • Comment Period Ends: October 1, 2015
  • Available Documents: Public Notice

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