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Electronics Recycling

Did you know that it is illegal in Illinois to throw a specific set of electronic devices (listed below) into the trash?     

The Consumer Electronics Recycling Act establishes a statewide system for recycling and/or reusing a set of electronic devices that are unwanted by Illinois residents. The electronics manufacturers are required to participate in the management of these devices.

Devices Covered Under Program

  • Computers and Small-Scale Servers
  • Computer Monitors
  • Electronic Keyboards & Mice
  • Printers, Fax Machines, and Scanners
  • Televisions
  • DVD Players, DVD Recorders, and VCRs
  • Digital Converter Boxes, Cable Receivers, and Satellite Receivers
  • Portable Digital Music Players and Video Game Consoles

Electronics Recycling Collection Locations

Beyond the Bin Map of Residential E-Waste Collection Locations
It is important to call the collector to ensure they accept your device type as retailers do not have to accept all device types.

Factsheets & Reports



Contact Us

If you have questions which cannot be answered by navigating through the electronic waste recycling pages, please email the Illinois EPA.

No electronics are accepted at Illinois EPA.