In September 2009, Illinois became the 16th State to adopt an electronics recycling law known as the Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act (SB2313). Initially, this legislation banned televisions and monitors from entering Illinois landfills. This year, Governor Quinn signed legislation that made extensive changes to the Illinois Product Recycling and Reuse Act (P.A. 97-0287) that expands the number of covered electronic products and prohibits them from being thrown away in the garbage as of January 1, 2012, from all sources under penalty of law.
Effective January 1, 2012, the electronics products noted below are prohibited from being disposed of with your garbage by state law.
Computers (including tablets)Printers
Electronics KeyboardsElectronic Mice
Small Scale Servers Televisions
Digital Video Disc PlayersPortable Digital Music Players
Digital Video Disc RecordersCable Receivers
Satellite ReceiversVideo Game Consoles
Digital Converter BoxesVideocassette Recorders
The Village of La Grange is a member of the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency (WCCSWA) which works to provide environmentally-sound recycling for end-of-life residentially-generated electronics. La Grange residents are able to participate in WCCSWA programs such as one-day recycling events held throughout the year and municipal drop-off centers. Additionally, residents are able to utilize many local retail store drop-offs during evening and weekend hours. For more information please visit the WCCSWA website at www.westcook.org or reference the attached municipal electronic drop off center list.
For recycling options and a searchable database of recycling centers, please visit www.earth911.com.
For additional information about this new law, please visit the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s website at http://www.epa.state.il.us/land/electronic-waste-recycling