Consistent with recently enacted changes to the Illinois Consumer Electronics Recycling Act (CERA), this web page provides information for designated county recycling coordinators and municipal joint action agencies to annually file notice to participate in an e-waste recycling program (see Section 1-10 (b) and (c) of the recent amendments to the CERA). This web page is being published as a public service by the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) using content provided by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

As specified in the new law the “manufacturer clearinghouse" means a group of 2 or more manufacturers, representing at least 50% of the manufacturers' total obligations under this Act for a program year, that are cooperating with one another to collectively establish and operate an e-waste program for the purpose of complying with this Act.

The deadline for local jurisdictions to opt into the 2019 manufacturer-supported electronics recycling system has now passed. With additional legislation addressing anti-trust and other issues still pending before the Illinois General Assembly as HB3248, formation of the clearinghouse and development of internal processes and requirements have still not yet occurred. Opt-in forms submitted to this website by the March 1, 2018 deadline will be distributed to all manufacturers registered with Illinois EPA once these last legal issues have been addressed and the clearinghouse formed.

Check back to this page for additional information once the legislation is enacted.