Electronic Recycling Event
We anticipate having an electronics collection event in spring 2017. PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL UTILIZE THE ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM AGAIN, SO PLEASE CHECK BACK IN EARLY SPRING 2017 FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. Requiring residents to register online for a time slot helps us provide a more productive event and reduce wait time. 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 (specifically TVs) 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 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:
- 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.