– Computers, Devices, TVs
Electronics are accepted for recycling by State Registered Collectors including those retail stores that are listed below. Acceptable items vary by collector and may exclude some items from the list of 17 items banned from landfills . Individual consumers are not to be charged a fee when bringing electronics to a collection site unless a financial incentive such as a voucher is provided, although collectors may charge a fee for premium services such as curbside collection or home pick-up.
To read an Overview of State and Local Electronic Recycling Issues, click here.
Most consumer electronics may be dropped off, free of charge for recycling at participating retailers. TVs and CRT monitors are an exception as options are limited and, in most cases, require fees.
1450 Koester Dr., Forsyth, IL
Accepts most technology, video, audio and gaming items such as computers, printers and “black box units” but does not accept televisions or monitors. Allows up to three items to be dropped off per person per day.
Items Accepted & Not Accepted at Best Buy
900 Commerce Place Dr., Forsyth, IL
Accepts most technology items including computers, flat screen monitors, printers and some audio/video items but does not accept televisions or CRT monitors. Allows up to seven items to be dropped off per person per day.
Items Accepted & Not Accepted at Staples
The following out-of-county retail locations accept residential electronics including televisions, although the retailer requires the purchase of a voucher for each CRT monitor or CRT, console or projection television.
BLH Computers, Inc.
1832 Stevenson Drive, Springfield, IL
BLH Computers, Inc.
123 West Main Cross, Taylorville, IL
One-day Collections for Consumer Electronics
Residents may register for an appointment to attend a Residential Electronic Collection Event. Those who have a confirmed appointment and have pre-paid $10.00 for each TV/monitor to be collected will be admitted. Except for TVs/monitors, other accepted electronic items may be dropped off free of charge by those with a confirmed appointment.
To register for a Residential Electronic Collection Event, see the information posted on Macon County Environmental Management’s homepage.
To learn about the reasoning behind program changes that were made to electronics collections, click here.
To be notified of upcoming collections, sign-up for notifications or email EnvironmentalManagment@co.macon.il.us.
Macon County residents are encouraged to check with their local municipality or township to inquire if electronics are being collected as part of a Spring Clean-up. Macon County government bodies are eligible for grant funding from Macon County Environmental Management to host Spring Clean-ups.
Electronics Generated from Businesses
Electronic devices generated from businesses are generally not accepted in the recycling programs for consumer electronic items. Click here for resources to recycle electronics from non-residential sources.