Illinois has been making big strides in the world of electronics recycling.

On January 1, 2012, Illinois enacted a statewide ban on disposing e-waste in landfills. This resulted in approximately 42 million pounds of electronic devices recycled in one year, beating the Illinois Products Recycling and Reuse Act by nearly 3 million pounds!

In the first year alone of implementing an e-waste program, new recycling standards were set up in 49 counties throughout the state.

However, this e-scrap regulation law is far from claiming perfection.

On January 16 of this year, head honchos put their heads together and introduced the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act.

Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act

If passed, this act would simplify reporting procedures by collectors and electronics producers in the state, requiring yearly reporting on six categories of electronics instead of the current list of 18. The result would lower administrative costs for collectors and OEMs, making compliance to the law more enticing, while continuing to provide Illinois with adequate data.

If the amendment is passed, collectors and OEMs would provide the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency with annual data on:

  • Televisions
  • Monitors
  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Fax Machines
  • Scanners

A special interest to HOBI International, our Batavia, IL location for IT asset management and electronics recycling has been in compliance with with local and government regulations since our installation in 1992. Our R2/RIOS-certified facility provides businesses and consumers a trusted outlet for their e-waste disposal.