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Recycling e-Waste

recycle logoTo help protect the environment, a state law effective January 1, 2012, bans the disposal of electronic waste into landfills and requires that it be recycled.

This means that if you place electronic items with your garbage for pickup, they will not be collected by your refuse hauler. These items include:
  • Computers (including tablets), monitors, printers and keyboards
  • TVs, VCRs, DVRs and digital video disc players
  • Computer mice, small scale servers and scanners
  • Fax machines
  • Portable digital music players (iPods, MP3 players)
  • Digital converter boxes, cable receivers and satellite receivers
  • Game consoles (Playstations, Xbox, etc.)
For full list of Recyclable items click here.

These products contain hazardous materials and are harmful to the environment if not properly discarded and recycled. Residents must now locate responsible recyclers for disposal of these Items. How Do I Dispose of E-Waste? There are several options to recycle your unwanted electronics. Before dropping off items, call the recycler to confirm collection times, what is accepted and if there is a disposal fee. 

For Recycling Guidelines click here.

Lansing Public Works no longer accepts items for recycling.


Are you hanging on to outdated technology? TradeWinds can help...

Let them recycle your old technology securely, safely & responsibly!

As a registered Collector and Recycler for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Indiana E-Cycle program since October 2013, TradeWinds Electronics Recycling program has collected and recycled over 6,800 computers and associated items totaling 142,000 pounds of e-waste while employing more than a dozen workers with disabilities to get the job done.

Based on the success of their secure computer destruction and recycling service, TradeWinds now has the capability to handle more e-waste, ensuring compliance with government regulations, industry standards and corporate policies while creating more jobs for people with disabilities. Click Here to visit their website for details.


Paint Disposal

Here is a link to ways of disposing paint: Click Here.

For more information on the e-waste law and a complete list of registered recyclers, collectors and refurbishers, visit the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency or call 800-782-7860.


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