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Illinois increases e-recycling requirements

15 Aug

Governor Quinn signed Senate Bill 2106 (P.A. 97-0287) on August 10.  Under the new law e- recycling requirements will now cover keyboards, fax machines, videocassette recorders, portable music players, video game consoles, electronic mice, scanners, digitial converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers, digital video disc recorders, and small-scale servers.  The statute also requirers manufacturers to recycle at 40% of the total weight of the electronic devices sold in that category in program year 2012 and 50% in program year 2013 and beyond.

If you have any questions regarding the recycling of e-waste, contact us at 773-609-5320, info@thornenvironmentallaw.com, or through our web contact form.

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Recycling asphalt shingles: Illinois passes new statute

13 Aug

Gov. Quinn has signed House Bill 1326 (P.A. 097-0314).  Facilities that transfer, treat or store general construction or demolition debris were previously required to divert 75% of the incoming material for recycling and, in the case of wood, also energy production.  In an effort to promote the recycling of asphalt shingles, these facilities will receive double credit for all asphalt shingles recycled in accordance with a beneficial use determination under Section 22.54 of the Environmental Protection Act.   incoming general consturction or demolition debris and recovered wood can receive double credit for recycling asphalt roofing shingles.

Pursuant to permit and beneficial use requirements, the asphalt roofing shingles may be recycled by asphalt pavement producers.  In addition, IDOT is encouraged to make use of the the recycled asphalt to reduce its carbon footprint and costs.

If you have any questions regarding the beneficial use determinations and the recycling of asphalt shingles, contact us at 773-609-5320, info@thornenvironmentallaw.com, or through our web contact form.

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