(415 ILCS 151/1-5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2026)
As used in this Act:
"Agency" means the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
"Best practices" means standards for collecting and preparing items for shipment and recycling. "Best practices" may include standards for packaging for transport, load size, acceptable load contamination levels, non-CED items included in a load, and other standards as determined under Section 1-85 of this Act. "Best practices" shall consider the desired intent to preserve existing collection programs and relationships when possible.
"Collector" means a person who collects residential CEDs at any program collection site or one-day collection event and prepares them for transport.
"Computer", often referred to as a "personal computer" or "PC", means a desktop or notebook computer as further defined below and used only in a residence, but does not mean an automated typewriter, electronic printer, mobile telephone, portable hand-held calculator, portable digital assistant (PDA), MP3 player, or other similar device. "Computer" does not include computer peripherals, commonly known as cables, mouse, or keyboard. "Computer" is further defined as either:
(1) "Desktop computer", which means an electronic,
magnetic, optical, electrochemical, or other high-speed data processing device performing logical, arithmetic, or storage functions for general purpose needs that are met through interaction with a number of software programs contained therein, and that is not designed to exclusively perform a specific type of logical, arithmetic, or storage function or other limited or specialized application. Human interface with a desktop computer is achieved through a stand-alone keyboard, stand-alone monitor, or other display unit, and a stand-alone mouse or other pointing device, and is designed for a single user. A desktop computer has a main unit that is intended to be persistently located in a single location, often on a desk or on the floor. A desktop computer is not designed for portability and generally utilizes an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse with an external or internal power supply for a power source. Desktop computer does not include an automated typewriter or typesetter; or
(2) "Notebook computer", which means an electronic,
magnetic, optical, electrochemical, or other high-speed data processing device performing logical, arithmetic, or storage functions for general purpose needs that are met through interaction with a number of software programs contained therein, and that is not designed to exclusively perform a specific type of logical, arithmetic, or storage function or other limited or specialized application. Human interface with a notebook computer is achieved through a keyboard, video display greater than 4 inches in size, and mouse or other pointing device, all of which are contained within the construction of the unit that comprises the notebook computer; supplemental stand-alone interface devices typically can also be attached to the notebook computer. Notebook computers can use external, internal, or batteries for a power source. Notebook computer does not include a portable hand-held calculator, or a portable digital assistant or similar specialized device. A notebook computer has an incorporated video display greater than 4 inches in size and can be carried as one unit by an individual. A notebook computer is sometimes referred to as a laptop computer.
(3) "Tablet computer", which means an electronic,
magnetic, optical, electrochemical, or other high-speed data processing device performing logical, arithmetic, or storage functions for general purpose needs that are met through interaction with a number of software programs contained therein, and that is not designed to exclusively perform a specific type of logical, arithmetic, or storage function or other limited or specialized application. Human interface with a tablet computer is achieved through a touch screen and video display screen greater than 6 inches in size (all of which are contained within the unit that comprises the tablet computer). Tablet computers may use an external or internal power source. "Tablet computer" does not include a portable hand-held calculator, a portable digital assistant, or a similar specialized device.
"Computer monitor" means an electronic device that is a cathode-ray tube or flat panel display primarily intended to display information from a computer and is used only in a residence.
"County recycling coordinator" means the individual who is designated as the recycling coordinator for a county in a waste management plan developed pursuant to the Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act.
"Covered electronic device" or "CED" means any computer, computer monitor, television, printer, electronic keyboard, facsimile machine, videocassette recorder, portable digital music player that has memory capability and is battery powered, digital video disc player, video game console, electronic mouse, scanner, digital converter box, cable receiver, satellite receiver, digital video disc recorder, or small-scale server sold at retail. "Covered electronic device" does not include any of the following:
(1) an electronic device that is a part of a motor
vehicle or any component part of a motor vehicle assembled by or for a vehicle manufacturer or franchised dealer, including replacement parts for use in a motor vehicle;
(2) an electronic device that is functionally or
physically part of a larger piece of equipment or that is taken out of service from an industrial, commercial (including retail), library checkout, traffic control, kiosk, security (other than household security), governmental, agricultural, or medical setting, including but not limited to diagnostic, monitoring, or control equipment; or
(3) an electronic device that is contained within a
clothes washer, clothes dryer, refrigerator, refrigerator and freezer, microwave oven, conventional oven or range, dishwasher, room air conditioner, dehumidifier, water pump, sump pump, or air purifier. To the extent allowed under federal and State laws and regulations, a CED that is being collected, recycled, or processed for reuse is not considered to be hazardous waste, household waste, solid waste, or special waste.
"Covered electronic device category" or "CED category" means each of the following 8 categories of residential CEDs:
(1) computers and small-scale servers;
(2) computer monitors;
(4) printers, facsimile machines, and scanners;
(5) digital video disc players, digital video disc
recorders, and videocassette recorders;
(6) video game consoles;
(7) digital converter boxes, cable receivers, and
(8) electronic keyboards, electronic mice, and
portable digital music players that have memory capability and are battery powered.
"Manufacturer" means a person, or a successor in interest to a person, under whose brand or label a CED is or was sold at retail. For any CED sold at retail under a brand or label that is licensed from a person who is a mere brand owner and who does not sell or produce a CED, the person who produced the CED or his or her successor in interest is the manufacturer. For any CED sold at retail under the brand or label of both the retail seller and the person that produced the CED, the person that produced the CED, or his or her successor in interest, is the manufacturer.
"Manufacturer clearinghouse" means an entity that prepares and submits a manufacturer e-waste program plan to the Agency, and oversees the manufacturer e-waste program, on behalf of a group of 2 or more manufacturers cooperating with one another to collectively establish and operate an e-waste program for the purpose of complying with this Act and that collectively represent at least 50% of the manufacturers' total obligations under this Act for a program year.
"Manufacturer e-waste program" means any program established, financed, and operated by a manufacturer, individually or collectively as part of a manufacturer clearinghouse, to transport and subsequently recycle, in accordance with the requirements of this Act, residential CEDs collected at program collection sites and one-day collection events.
"Municipal joint action agency" means a municipal joint action agency created under Section 3.2 of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act.
"One-day collection event" means a one-day event used as a substitute for a program collection site pursuant to Section 1-15 of this Act.
"Person" means an individual, partnership, co-partnership, firm, company, limited liability company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, State agency, or any other legal entity; or a legal representative, agent, or assign of that entity. "Person" includes a unit of local government.
"Printer" means desktop printers, multifunction printer copiers, and printer/fax combinations taken out of service from a residence that are designed to reside on a work surface, and include various print technologies, including without limitation laser and LED (electrographic), ink jet, dot matrix, thermal, and digital sublimation, and "multi-function" or "all-in-one" devices that perform different tasks, including without limitation copying, scanning, faxing, and printing. Printers do not include floor-standing printers, printers with optional floor stand, point of sale (POS) receipt printers, household printers such as a calculator with printing capabilities or label makers, or non-stand-alone printers that are embedded into products that are not CEDs.
"Program collection site" means a physical location that is included in a manufacturer e-waste program and at which residential CEDs are collected and prepared for transport by a collector during a program year in accordance with the requirements of this Act. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, "program collection site" does not include a retail collection site.
"Program year" means a calendar year. The first program year is 2019.
"Recycler" means any person who transports or subsequently recycles residential CEDs that have been collected and prepared for transport by a collector at any program collection site or one-day collection event.
"Recycling" has the meaning provided under Section 3.380 of the Environmental Protection Act. "Recycling" includes any process by which residential CEDs that would otherwise be disposed of or discarded are collected, separated, or processed and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products.
"Residence" means a dwelling place or home in which one or more individuals live.
"Residential covered electronic device" or "residential CED" means any covered electronic device taken out of service from a residence in the State.
"Retail collection site" means a private sector collection site operated by a retailer collecting on behalf of a manufacturer.
"Retailer" means a person who first sells, through a sales outlet, catalogue, or the Internet, a covered electronic device at retail to an individual for residential use or any permanent establishment primarily where merchandise is displayed, held, stored, or offered for sale to the public.
"Sale" means any retail transfer of title for consideration of title including, but not limited to, transactions conducted through sales outlets, catalogs, or the Internet or any other similar electronic means. "Sale" does not include financing or leasing.
"Small-scale server" means a computer that typically uses desktop components in a desktop form designed primarily to serve as a storage host for other computers. To be considered a small-scale server, a computer must: be designed in a pedestal, tower, or other form that is similar to that of a desktop computer so that all data processing, storage, and network interfacing is contained within one box or product; be designed to be operational 24 hours per day and 7 days per week; have very little unscheduled downtime, such as on the order of hours per year; be capable of operating in a simultaneous multi-user environment serving several users through networked client units; and be designed for an industry-accepted operating system for home or low-end server applications.
"Television" means an electronic device that contains a cathode-ray tube or flat panel screen the size of which is greater than 4 inches when measured diagonally and is intended to receive video programming via broadcast, cable, satellite, Internet, or other mode of video transmission or to receive video from surveillance or other similar cameras.
(Source: P.A. 100-362, eff. 8-25-17; 100-433, eff. 8-25-17; 100-592, eff. 6-22-18.)