On August 25, 2017, the Consumer Electronics Recycling Act (CERA) was signed, which modernizes many elements of the electronics recycling program in Illinois by establishing a convenience standard for electronics recycling which will ensure a minimum number of collection locations in each participating Illinois county. Although CERA took immediate effect, many of the programmatic elements of the law will not be implemented until January 1, 2019. In the interim, the collection obligations of the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act (EPPRA) remain in effect. In addition, many of the reporting requirements in CERA will operate concurrently with the EPPRA reporting responsibilities, until EPPRA sunsets on January 1, 2020. The Illinois EPA has drafted fact sheets covering
recycler responsibilities for stakeholder reference.