Senate Bill 1417, now Public Act 100-0433, was signed into law on August 25, 2017!

Here is a summary of SB 1417/PA 100-0433:

  • The act prevents weight based goals from being greatly reduced in 2018 by keeping them the same as 2017
  • The act continues to include all the electronic devices banned in the current electronics legislation
  • It gives manufacturers time to create a ‘clearinghouse’ that will distribute costs as evenly as possible based on sales to all manufacturers
  • By March 1, 2018 any County interested in offering collection sites to residents must opt into the ‘clearinghouse’ to receive manufacturer funding for the recycling of the electronics. The number of collection sites allowed will be based on population per square mile and will be implemented in 2019
  • In 2019 retailers and collectors may charge a fee to residents for accepting electronics

In addition a trailer bill, HB 1955, now Public Act 100-362, was signed into law on August 25, 2017.  Here are some of the provisions of the trailer bill:

  • Limits all collection sites (one-day events and permanent sites) from accepting more than 7 items from an individual at one time
  • Each shipment must include a bill of lading listing the number of pallets, bulk containers, and the address where the shipment originated
  • Prohibits any collector from taking material for scrap, but requires it all be sent to the manufacturer’s chosen recycler
  • All collectors and manufacturers that offer electronics programs must submit annual reports to the IEPA
  • Adds provisions allowing inspections of collection sites by manufacturers
  • Adds provisions allowing the IEPA to deny a recycler’s or collector’s registration
  • Adds financial and legal penalties for accepting non-residential materials or making false statement to the IEPA regarding collected materials
  • Addresses manufacturer responsibilities, creating an Advisory Financial Task Force to assist the Pollution Control Board
  • Will create an ‘Advisory Electronics Recycling Task Force’ beginning on Nov. 1, 2018 that will be responsible for generating Best-Practices for collection sites
  • Allows for curbside collected electronics to be counted towards the manufacturers obligations

 

Join ILPSC in 2017!

Please join your fellow stakeholders as we work to improve recycling programs in Illinois by becoming a member!  Since inception in 2014, the ILPSC was instrumental in amending the Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act by increasing manufacturer goals in 2015 and 2016.  In 2016 the ILPSC continued their focus in developing long-term solutions to the Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act to help sustain programs in the state.  ILPSC is currently in the process of drafting additional electronics legislation to meet long-term goals for the program.  As you enter the FY 2017-2018 planning processes please consider allowing for or requesting an ongoing amount (suggested $500-2000) for annual membership with the ILPSC.  Please join us!

Best Buy No Longer Able to Accept TVs & Computer Monitors at Illinois Stores

Best Buy has changed its electronics recycling program as of January 31, 2016. Stores in Illinois and Pennsylvania will no longer accept televisions or computer monitors due to state legislation prohibiting retailers from charging consumers fees for electronics recycling. Consumers may continue to recycle other products such as computers, printers, ink cartridges and more in Best Buy stores. See the full story here.

Please contact your local County or municipality for electronics recycling options in your area. Please continue to support the ILPSC’s efforts in amending the electronics legislation so that we can have robust and effective statewide electronics recycling programs!

Illinois EPA and Product Stewardship Institute launch pilot thermostat recycling program

 

Governor Rauner signs HB 1455 - ILPSC News Release