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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

Governor Rauner signed HB 1455 now Public Act 99-0013

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Here are letters from agencies, organizations and governments throught the State:

 

 
Legislation in Illinois
There are currently three EPR laws in Illinois:
United States EPR Law Map
This map produced by the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) includes EPR laws that require manufacturers to finance the costs of recycling or safe disposal of their products. It does not include other laws that contribute to the appropriate management of products, such as banning the sale or disposal of products containing toxic materials, requiring that consumers pay a deposit at time of purchase to be redeemed when they return the product or its container, requiring retailers to collect products, and calling for purchasing environmentally preferable products.