Electronics Recycling

*In order to drop off electronics at the October 15, 2016 event, you must register online at http://ecycle.simplybook.me/

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).  There will be a two TV limit per vehicle, with a 10 item total limit.  All shapes, sizes, and models will be accepted, working & non-working.

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*Please click on postcard to see a full 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 click on the following link for further information: Where 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:

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)

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 8/25/2016.