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Primary State Environmental Agency: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Illinois E-Waste Laws

  • Name of Law: S.B. 2313, HB. 5907
  • Legislative Summary: S.B. 2313 Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act, was enacted on September 17, 2008 and came into effect on January 1, 2010. This law requires manufacturers to finance and implement a recycling program to accept e-waste from consumers. It was amended with the passage of HB. 5907. HB. 5907 specifies manufacturers of printers must pay a registration fee; make changes to recycler and refurbisher registration fees and authorizes each manufacturer that is required to calculate the total weight of televisions sold under its brand to individuals at retail in the state to do so by multiplying the weight of its televisions sold nationally by the quotient that results from dividing the population of Illinois by the population of the U.S. Source: Campaign for Recycling.
  • Applicable to Businesses: No
  • Covered Devices: Computers, televisions, cell phones, PDAs, printers, fax machines, game consoles, VCRs, DVD players, iPods, and other devices (excluding calculators and typewriters).

E-Waste Information Pages

Contact Information

More Information

  • The Electronics Takeback Coalition. This site will show you which states have e-waste recycling programs and laws and has links to them all. For real e-waste policy wonks, they also have a great summary of which states collect the most e-waste in pounds per capita.
  • National Electronics Recycling Infrastructure Clearinghouse. The National Electronics Recycling Infrastructure Clearinghouse (NERIC) was begun in early 2006 to conduct research and education on electronics recycling systems.
  • Plug-In To eCycling with US EPA is a partnership between EPA and consumer electronics manufacturers, retailers, and service providers that offers you more opportunities to donate or recycle - to "eCycle" - your used electronics.
  • Donating Old Computers and Electronic Products
  • U.S. EPA CRT Rule (Hazardous Waste Management System; Modification of the Hazardous Waste Program; Cathode Ray Tubes, 40 CFR Parts 9, 260, 261, and 271).
  • Earth911 has an e-waste and recycling section.
  • Universal Waste Regulations
  • Sony Road to Zero. Sony, an EPA Plug-In To eCycling Partner, has teamed up with Waste Management, Inc. to offer their customers the opportunity to recycle their used Sony electronics for free. Other brands of TVs can also be recycled at selected Waste Management locations for a fee. To find a drop-off location, call 877-439-2795 or go to: Trade-in and Recycling Program.
  • National Recycling Coalition. With an easy to navigate hyperlinked map, this page provides links to state recycling resources. Many local communities have special collection/recycling days that are highlighted on their Web sites.

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