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​Counties, municipal joint action agencies and municipalities who wish to participate in the manufacturer e-waste program must complete the Opt-In Form to Illinois EPA and the manufacturer e-waste program contact by March 1 of the preceding year (ex: due date for program year 2021 is March 1, 2020).

Based upon the population density within the participating county, outlined in Section 1-15 of CERA, a certain number of sites and/or events are granted.

Manufacturers are financially responsible for the packaging and shipment materials provided to collectors, transportation of covered electronic devices (CEDs) from collector to recycler and the subsequent recycling of these CEDs that are collected at program collection sites and events.

If the county is acting as the collector, visit the Collectors, Recyclers, and Refurbishers page to view the requirements for collectors.

Below is a map to view the counties that are currently participating.  Click the map to get more information on how this program can help your county.



Note: If you experience difficulties opening the forms and get a message that starts with "Please wait…," then you need to:

  1. Right-click on the hyperlink and select "Save link as…" to download the forms to your desktop
  2. Use Acrobat Reader to open the downloaded file from your desktop

Have additional questions? Check out this FAQ document for more information!