Local Recycling Options
Illinois State law forbids the disposal of the following items in landfills.
Computers ( laptop, notebook, netbook, tablet, desktop )
Portable Digital Music Players
Digital Video Disc Players
Video Game Consoles
Small Scale Servers
Digital Converter Boxes
Digital Video Disc Recorders
Occasionally LJ Technical Services will accept old computers in working condition for refurbishment. I usually strip them for parts that can be of use to other clients. I never charge for reclaimed parts, I just pass them along.
The following options are available for disposal of these items locally:
The Town of Normal accepts residential electronics for recycling at the Public Works Garage. Please see the following website for more details: http://www.normal.org/index.aspx?NID=484
Morris Tick is registered with the Illinois EPA to recycle electronic wast of all kinds. They will pay you for what you drop off but it’s not a lot. See their website for more details on what is accepted. http://www.morristick.com/html/recycling.html#publiceventad2010
Also consider checking out the Ecology Action Center for more info: http://www.ecologyactioncenter.org/