Electronics Recycling

The next FREE countywide electronics collection event will be held
in spring 2016.  Until then, there are plenty of local recyclers that
will accept your old electronics throughout the year.  We recommend
you call ahead first.  Please see the guides below for more information,
or call 217.403.4780.


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                                                                              Digital video disc players
Monitors                                                                                  Video game consoles
Printers                                                                                    Small scale servers
Computers (laptops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets) Scanners
Electronic keyboards                                                         Electronic mice
Facsimile machines                                                            Digital converter boxes
Videocassette recorders                                                   Cable & satellite receivers
Portable digital music players                                         Digital video disc recorders

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 computer CRT 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.

912 W. Anthony Dr., Champaign
(217) 280-1870
1201 Savoy Plaza Lane, Savoy
(217) 789-0400
*Call for acceptable items – Accepts only flat panel TVs in working condition for free.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
119 E. University Ave., Champaign
(217) 355-6460
*Call for acceptable items – No TVs, no computer CRT monitors.

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

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

2005 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign
(217) 373-8490
*Call for acceptable items or check their website – No TVs.


Information on this page is subject to change. Last updated on 2/3/2016.


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.