The City of Rockford and Rock River Disposal announce the procedure for Rockford residents to follow in response to newly enacted legislation under the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Public Act 97-287 which prohibits the disposal of electronic waste into landfills.
Illinois residents are no longer able to dispose of “electronic waste” in their curbside garbage because the above law prohibits disposal of it into landfills. E-waste consists of computers, video game consoles, computer monitors, electronic mice, printers, scanners, televisions, digital converter boxes, electronic keyboards, cable receivers, fax machines, satellite receivers, videocassette recorders, digital video disc recorders, portable digital music players, small scale servers, DVD players, cellular telephones.
Rock River Disposal will provide three (3) drop-off sites that are open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00PM. The drop-off at these locations will be free of charge to Rockford residents. The drop-off locations are as follows:
Rockford, IL 61109
In addition to the above collection effort, several other outlets for disposal are available:
American Appliances (815) 229-1401
Best Buy (815) 395-8405
Goodwill Industries (815) 965-3795
Joseph Behr and Sons (815) 987-2680
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful conducts an electronic recovery drive the first Saturday of May and October for most electronic items, except televisions. For further information call (815) 637-1343 or online at www.knib.org.
Paper Recovery Service Corp. (815) 636-2329
The Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Public Act 97-287 went into effect January 1, 2012.