Electronics Recycling

Pending Champaign County approval, the next FREE Countywide Residential Electronics Collection Event will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016, between 8:00 a.m. and noon at Parkland College (parking lot M-4) 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign (you must use the Duncan Road entrance).  As of February 1, 2016, there are no available local options for residents to recycle CRT TVs; this event is a great opportunity for residents in Champaign County to get rid of old TVs.  All shapes and sizes are accepted, working & non-working; however, we will not accept any broken glass cathode-ray-tube (CRT) TVs or broken glass cathode-ray-tube (CRT) monitors.  

Click on this postcard for a list of accepted and non-accepted items.

Click on this postcard for a list of accepted and non-accepted items.

In the meantime, there are local recyclers that will accept your old electronics (besides CRT TVs) for drop off throughout the year.  Please review the information below for more details.  We recommend that you call ahead first.


Electronics Recycling Information, Including Televisions

As of January 1, 2012, local waste haulers no longer accept 17 categories of electronic items listed below with your regular trash collection, as these have been banned from Illinois landfills.  For more information on the state ban, visit http://www.epa.state.il.us.

Electronic Items Banned from Illinois Landfills:

Televisions
Portable digital music players

Monitors
Video game consoles

Printers
Small scale servers

Electronic keyboards
Scanners

Facsimile (fax) machines
Electronic mice

Videocassette recorders (VCRs)
Digital converter boxes

Computers (laptops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets)

Where Residents Can Bring Electronics During Business Hours Only for Recycling/Reuse

(The following listings are not intended to constitute company endorsements. Please call the businesses to confirm instructions/fees & hours.)

Advantage Recycling (aka Mervis Recycling)
3008 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana
(217) 344-7696
*Call for acceptable items – No TVs, no CRT computer monitors.

Best Buy 
2117 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign
(217) 352-8883
*Call for acceptable items or check their website

Please note that as of February 1, 2016, Best Buy stores in Illinois are no longer accepting TVs for recycling. The only exception is if a customer purchases a 55” or larger TV & has it delivered to their home. Then they will take back one TV for recycling. If a customer purchases a 55” or larger TV from the store, the recycling option does not apply. Best Buy will recycle a TV from a residential home only if the resident signs up at the store (home theater section) & pays $100 for the pick-up of the TV.

Goodwill
912 W. Anthony Dr., Champaign
(217) 280-1870
or
1201 Savoy Plaza Lane, Savoy
(217) 789-0400
*Call for acceptable items
*Accepts CRT computer monitors.
*Accepts only flat panel TVs in working condition for free.  Please note: flat panel TVs have a flat screen, are flat in the back, and can be mounted on the wall.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
119 E. University Ave., Champaign
(217) 355-6460
*Call for acceptable items – No CRT computer monitors.
*Accepts only flat panel TVs (both working and non-working condition) for free.  Please note: flat panel TVs have a flat screen, are flat in the back, and can be mounted on the wall.

Mack’s Twin City Recycling
2808 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana
(217) 328-2100
*Call for acceptable items – No TVs, no CRT computer monitors.
*Accepts microwaves for recycling!

Office Depot, Tech Recycling Program
111 Convenience Center Rd., Champaign
(217) 373-5202
*Call for acceptable items or check their website.

Republic Services
mail back program and other services
*Call a sales representative or visit RepublicServices.com

Staples
2005 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign
(217) 373-8490
*Call for acceptable items or check their website – No TVs.
*Accepts up to 3 CRT computer monitors per day, from residents only, free of charge.

 

Information on this page is subject to change. Last updated on 5/25/2016.

 

Electronics were banned from Illinois landfills on January 2012.  Many electronic products contain toxic lead, mercury, cadmium, and other materials that pose environmental and health risks that must be managed.  Many electronic items contain metals, plastics, or leaded glass that can be recycled into basic commodities or products, and then re-marketed for re-use.  The re-use of these components conserves natural resources and energy, and contributes to reduced air and water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.