All confidential information should be shredded or locked in some way before the Recycler takes it in their chain of custody.
Please remember to maintain security policies for secured documents and old personnel documents with Social Security numbers on them.
About the Program
Created by the Solid Waste Management Act of 1986, the State of Illinois' I-CYCLE Program facilitates the recycling efforts of more than 225 state locations and 40,400 state employees. In fiscal year 2012 more than $1,000,000 in revenue was generated through the State’s recycling programs.
The CMS I-CYCLE program has been very successful in increasing the amount of material the state recycles and promoting the use of recycled products. The I-CYCLE program is a self-funded recycling program administered by CMS’ Bureau of Agency Services to recover and sell recyclable materials from state agencies and encourage the market development of recovered materials.
Through the I-CYCLE program, the state currently recycles paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastics, old telephone directories, scrap metal, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, laser printer cartridges, VCR Tapes, Data Tapes and silver bearing materials.
CMS continues to contract disabled workshops within the State Use Program to recycle its surplus computers, cell phones and other electronic equipment in order to prevent leaks of mercury, lead, and other toxins into the environment.
Forty-one percent of all paper and paper products procured/ purchased by CMS for the state contained recycled materials. CMS purchases other items containing recycled materials such as laser printer cartridges, pencils, recycling bins, tires, antifreeze, and steel wastebaskets.
CMS and I-Cycle are strongly committed to the ongoing improvement of the state's recycling and recycled/post consumer-purchasing activities. With the continued support of the goal of increased recycling, government can lead by example in minimizing potential environmental impact. Your continued support of these initiatives and goals is very much appreciated.
State of Illinois Recycle totals for FY 2012
|Paper, mixed and white
Conversions based on Per Ton of Paper Recycled
|Water conserved (gallons)
|Unreleased pollutants (pounds)
|Cubic yards not landfilled
|Oil saved (gallons)
|Electricity saved (KWh)
|Paper recycled per state employee (pounds)
Revenue Generated Through Recycling*
|Revenue generated from scrap metal
|Revenue generated from traditional recyclables
|Total revenue generated from recycling
*Amounts deposited into the State Surplus Property Revolving Fund
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