Unacceptable Items

State law prohibits the disposal of the following appliances in landfills:
  • Air Conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dishwashers
  • Dryers
  • Freezers
  • Furnaces
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Washers

On January 1, 2012, Public Act 97-0287 was enacted, thereby prohibiting the disposal of electronic items in trash or recycling containers.  This Act prohibits the following items from landfills:

  • Computer Mouse
  • Computers
  • DVD Players and Recorders
  • Fax Machines
  • Keyboards
  • Monitors
  • Portable Digital Music Players
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Small Servers
  • Televisions
  • VCRs
  • Video Game Systems