Electronics Recycling Law Goes into Effect
In 2011, Governor Quinn signed into law a significant change to the Illinois Products Recycling and Reuse Act. It is now in effect. According to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, "Starting in 2012 all manufacturers of covered electronic devices will be responsible for collecting and refurbishing or recycling a percentage of the weight of products they sold in Illinois two years prior to the program year.
To see more about the law, go to this page on the IEPA site.
For a list of registered manufacturers, go to this page on the IEPA site.
For an article about the new law from the Chicago Sun-Times, click below.
Don't throw out that outdated electronic gear, new law against it (Chicago Sun-Times, December 26, 2011)