Recycling & Safe Disposal of Electronics in Macon County, IL

Electronics AssortmentElectronics are accepted for recycling by State Registered Collectors and their participating partners.  Acceptable items vary by collector and may exclude some items from the list of 17 items banned from landfills.

Read an Overview of State and Local Electronic Recycling Issues.

Collection Events for Consumer Electronics

Residents may register for an appointment to attend a Residential Electronic Collection Event. At the time of registration,  a payment of $10.00 for each TV/monitor to be accepted at the event is collected. Except for TVs/monitors, other accepted electronic items may be dropped off free of charge by those with a confirmed appointment.

Check the Event Schedule for a Residential Electronic Collection Event.
Learn about the reasoning behind recent program changes.
To be notified of upcoming collections, sign-up for email announcements 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.

Retailers that Accept Consumer Electronics

Most consumer electronics may be dropped off, free of charge for recycling at participating retailers.  TVs and monitors are an exception as options are limited and, in most cases, require fees.

Best Buy
1450 Koester Dr., Forsyth, IL
217-875-2418
Accepts TVs (only tube TVs less than 32″ & flat panels less than 50″) and monitors for a fee of $25 per item (limit of 2 TVs/monitors per household per day). Most other technology, home office, and home entertainment devices are accepted for free (limit of 3 items per household per day).  Offers TV haul-away service for $99.99.

Staples
900 Commerce Place Dr., Forsyth, IL
217-875-9951
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.

The following out-of-county retail locations accept residential electronics.  Most home entertainment and home office equipment and devices are accepted free of charge except for TVs and CRT monitors.  Fees per item are $10 for CRT monitors and LCD TVs, $20 for CRT TVs and $40 for console and projection TVs.

BLH Computers, Inc.
1832 Stevenson Drive, Springfield, IL
217-585-1580

BLH Computers, Inc.
123 West Main Cross, Taylorville, IL
217-824-2500

Electronics Generated from Businesses

Electronic devices generated from businesses are not accepted in the recycling programs for consumer electronic items. Click here for resources to recycle electronics from non-residential sources.