Electronics Recycling

Electronic Recycling Event

Registration is currently full for the October 15 Electronic Recycling Collection Event.  We anticipate having another collection event in the spring.  Any questions can be directed to Nichole Millage at 217.403.4780.

City staff will continue to work with our government partners to find alternative methods and locations for recycling electronics and other items.

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 informationWhere Do I Recycle Unwanted Electronics?

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:

Portable digital music players

Video game consoles

Small scale servers

Electronic keyboards

Facsimile (fax) machines
Electronic mice

Videocassette recorders (VCRs)
Digital converter boxes

Computers (laptops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets)

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.


Information on this page is subject to change. Last updated on 9/27/2016.