A temporary fix aimed to save underfunded electronics recycling programs statewide was signed into law last week by Gov. Bruce Rauner, allowing Will County officials to breathe a sigh relief – for now.
House Bill 1455, sponsored by state Rep. Emily McAsey, D-Lockport, addresses funding shortfalls through 2017 that have jeopardized electronics recycling programs statewide as demand for services continues to grow. The law is effective immediately.
Catherine Kelly, spokeswoman for the governor’s office, said the current electronics recycling law is “out of date and putting an undue burden” on local governments.