Did you know that it is illegal in Illinois to throw a specific set of electronic devices (listed below) into the trash?
The Consumer Electronics Recycling Act establishes a statewide system for recycling and/or reusing a set of electronic devices that are unwanted by Illinois residents. The electronics manufacturers are required to participate in the management of these devices.
Devices Covered Under Program
Computers and Small-Scale Servers
Electronic Keyboards & Mice
Printers, Fax Machines, and Scanners
DVD Players, DVD Recorders, and VCRs
Digital Converter Boxes, Cable Receivers, and Satellite Receivers
Portable Digital Music Players and Video Game Consoles
Electronics Recycling Collection Locations
Note: It is important to call the collector to ensure they accept your device type as retailers do not have to accept all device types.
Map of Residential E-Waste Collection Locations
Factsheets & Reports
IEPA 2019 E-Waste Summary Collection Report.pdf
If you have questions which cannot be answered by navigating through the electronic waste recycling pages, please email the
No electronics are accepted at Illinois EPA.