THE SPRING ELECTRONICS COLLECTION EVENT IS NOW FULL.
We anticipate having another Electronics Collection Event in fall 2017. In the meantime, there are local recyclers that will accept your old electronics (besides CRT TVs) for drop off throughout the year. Please click on the following link for further information:
Where Do I Recycle Unwanted Electronics?
If you already registered for the spring Electronics Collection Event, you will receive a postcard in the mail 5 – 7 days prior to the event. As a reminder, there will be a 2 TV limit per postcard; all sizes, types, & models of TV’s will be accepted. And there will be a 10-item total limit; click here to view the accepted & non-accepted items.
City staff will continue to work with our government partners to find alternative methods and locations for recycling electronics (specifically TVs) and other items. Any questions can be directed to Nichole Millage at 217.403.4780.
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:
- Computers (laptops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets)
- Electronic keyboards
- Facsimile (fax) machines
- Videocassette recorders (VCRs)
- Digital video disc players (DVD players)
- Digital video recorders (DVR)
- Video game consoles
- Small scale servers
- Electronic mice
- Digital converter boxes
- Cable receivers
- Satellite receivers
- Portable digital music players
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.