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On January 1, 2012 a ban goes into effect in the State of Illinois, which prohibits throwing electronics into landfills.
Banned items include but are not limited to:
 

  • computers             NotforLandfills
  • computer monitors           
  • printers                
  • laptops                         
  • televisions              
  • keyboards
  • fax machines        
  • recorders                        
  • mp3 players         
  • video consoles            
  • DVD players          
  • computer mouse scanners              
  • digital converter box       
  • cable receiver      
  • satellite receivers        
  • DVRs                      
  • small servers

These items must be recycled by a registered collector, recycler and/or manufacturer. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency website contains a complete list of all collectors registered in the State at  http://www.epa.state.il.us/land/electronic-waste-recycling/index.html

To download the legislation (Illinois PA 095-0959) click here .

Home Residents Garbage & Recycling Electronics Landfill Ban

 

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