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Law signed September 17, 2008 establishes a statewide system for recycling and/or reusing computers, monitors, televisions, and printers discarded from residences by requiring electronic manufacturers and retailers to participate in the management of discarded and unwanted electronic products. It also sets up a recycling benchmark system whereby manufacturers are required to recycle 60% of a goal that will be set up by the state.

 

Manufacturers must meet a minimum of 60% of this goal within three years, with the minimum percentage rising to 75% by the fourth year or be subject to penalties. As of January 1, 2010 no manufacturer may sell a computer, monitor, television, or printer to residential customers in Illinois without having registered with the Illinois EPA and remitting the $5,000 registration fee.

The Illinois EPA has compiled a list of e-waste collectors that Illinois residents can contact regarding recycling at no charge or in exchange for a dollar-for-dollar coupon you can use to reduce the cost of new equipment. The alphabetical list by county can be found HERE.

Key Dates: Manufacturers of TVs must report TV sales and total CEDs/EEDs recycled from January 1 - June 30, annually. Computer manufacturers must report total CEDs/EEDs recycled from January 1 - June 30, annually. Registration Deadline: April 1, annually. $5,000 Registration Fee Due: July 1, annually.