Electronics Recycling

Pending official County Board approval in April, the next FREE Countywide Residential Electronics Collection Event will be held on Saturday, May 21, 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 no-cost options for residents to recycle 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 TVs or broken glass cathode-ray-tube 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 several local recyclers that will accept your old electronics (besides 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:

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)

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.

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

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 3/10/2016.


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.