As of January 1st, 2012, the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Public Act 97-287 prohibits the disposal of electronic waste into landfills.
So what does this mean for Illinois residents?
Illinois residents are no longer able to dispose of “electronic waste” in their curbside garbage because the above law prohibits us from putting it into landfills.
What exactly is electronic waste?
* Computers * Video game consoles * Computer monitors * Electronic mice * Printers * Scanners * Televisions * Digital converter boxes * Electronic keyboards * Cable receivers * Fax machines * Satellite receivers * Videocassette recorders * Digital video disc recorders * Portable digital music players * Small scale servers * DVD players*Cellular telephones*