E-Waste Recycling Law & Locations

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):

  • Cable Receivers
  • Computers (including tablet computers)
  • Digital Converter Boxes
  • Digital Video Disc Players
  • Digital Video Disc Recorders
  • Electronic Keyboards
  • Electronic Mice
  • Facsimile Machines
  • Monitors
  • Portable Digital Music Players
  • Printers
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Small Scale Servers
  • Televisions
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Videocassette Recorders

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

Madison County

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