Effective January 1, 2012 a new law in the state of Illinois will effectively BAN several types of electronics being dumped at a landfill. The law establishes a statewide system for recycling and/or reusing computers, monitors, televisions, and printers discarded from residences by requiring electronic manufacturers to participate in the management of discarded and unwanted electronic products.
The following list of electronics are banned from landfills (began January 1st, 2012):
Computers (including tablet computers)
Digital Converter Boxes
Digital Video Disc Players
Digital Video Disc Recorders
Portable Digital Music Players
Small Scale Servers
Video Game Consoles
See the following list of certified recyclers and collectors for the Metro East Area. Some of the companies will offer pick-up service, or offer a central drop-off site. Phone the specific company for more information on how to dispose of your electronic waste; or contact your county or municipal government.
Certified Collectors of E-Waste
Goodwill Industries 1719 Homer Adams Parkway Alton, IL 62002 Phone: 618-462-8828
Goodwill Industries 210 Junction Drive Glen Carbon, IL 62034 Phone:618-656-0180
Goodwill Industries 1435 Vaughn Road Wood River, IL 62095 Phone:618-258-7067