(415 ILCS 151/1-45)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2026)
(a) By January 1, 2019, and by January 1 of each year thereafter for that program year, beginning with program year 2019, a person acting as a collector under a manufacturer e-waste program shall register with the Agency by completing and submitting to the Agency the registration form prescribed by the Agency. The registration form prescribed by the Agency must include, without limitation, the address of each location at which the collector accepts residential CEDs.
(a-5) The Agency may deny a registration under this Section if the collector or any employee or officer of the collector has a history of:
(1) repeated violations of federal, State, or local
laws, regulations, standards, or ordinances related to the collection, recycling, or other management of CEDs;
(2) conviction in this State or another state of any
crime which is a felony under the laws of this State, or conviction of a felony in a federal court; or conviction in this State or another state or federal court of any of the following crimes: forgery, official misconduct, bribery, perjury, or knowingly submitting false information under any environmental law, regulation, or permit term or condition; or
(3) gross carelessness or incompetence in handling,
storing, processing, transporting, disposing, or otherwise managing CEDs.
(b) The Agency shall post on the Agency's website a list of all registered collectors.
(c) Manufacturers and recyclers acting as collectors shall so indicate on their registration under Section 1-30 or 1-40 of this Act.
(d) By March 1, 2020 and every March 1 thereafter, each collector that operates a program collection site or one-day collection event shall report, to the Agency and to the manufacturer e-waste program, the total weight, by CED category, of residential CEDs transported from the program collection site or one-day collection event during the previous program year.
(e) Each collector that operates a program collection site or one-day event shall ensure that the collected residential CEDs are sorted and loaded in compliance with local, State, and federal law. In addition, at a minimum, the collector shall also comply with the following requirements:
(1) residential CEDs must be accepted at the program
collection site or one-day collection event unless otherwise provided in this Act;
(2) residential CEDs shall be kept separate from
other material and shall be:
(A) packaged in a manner to prevent breakage;
(B) loaded onto pallets and secured with
plastic wrap or in pallet-sized bulk containers prior to shipping; and
(C) on average per collection site 18,000 pounds
per shipment, and if not then the recycler may charge the collector a prorated charge on the shortfall in weight, not to exceed $600;
(3) residential CEDs shall be sorted into the
(A) computer monitors and televisions
containing a cathode-ray tube, other than televisions with wooden exteriors;
(B) computer monitors and televisions
containing a flat panel screen;
(C) all covered televisions that are
(E) all other residential CEDs; and
(F) any electronic device that is not part of the
manufacturer program that the collector has arranged to have picked up with residential CEDs and for which a financial arrangement has been made to cover the recycling costs outside of the manufacturer program;
(4) containers holding the CEDs must be structurally
sound for transportation; and
(5) each shipment of residential CEDs from a program
collection site or one-day collection event shall include a collector-prepared bill of lading or similar manifest, which describes the origin of the shipment and the number of pallets or bulk containers of residential CEDs in the shipment.
(f) Except as provided in subsection (g) of this Section, each collector that operates a program collection site or one-day collection event during a program year shall accept all residential CEDs that are delivered to the program collection site or one-day collection event during the program year.
(g) No collector that operates a program collection site or one-day collection event shall:
(1) accept, at the program collection site or one-day
collection event, more than 7 residential CEDs from an individual at any one time;
(2) scrap, salvage, dismantle, or otherwise
disassemble any residential CED collected at a program collection site or one-day collection event;
(3) deliver to a manufacturer e-waste program,
through its recycler, any CED other than a residential CED collected at a program collection site or one-day collection event; or
(4) deliver to a person other than the manufacturer
e-waste program or its recycler, a residential CED collected at a program collection site or one-day collection event.
(h) Beginning in program year 2019, registered collectors participating in county supervised collection programs may collect a fee for each desktop computer monitor or television accepted for recycling to cover costs for collection and preparation for bulk shipment or to cover costs associated with the requirements of subsection (e) of Section 1-45.
(i) Nothing in this Act shall prevent a person from acting as a collector independently of a manufacturer e-waste program.
(Source: P.A. 100-362, eff. 8-25-17; 100-433, eff. 8-25-17.)