CCES is a non-profit community organization formed in 2019 to support efforts to provide area citizens with safe and convenient collection options for household materials that pose potential problems at the end of their useful life.
Your donation helps CCES to advance safe and convenient collection options in Champaign County for potentially problematic household materials – every dollar counts!
CCES is teaming up with local glass artist Jason Mack (Mack Glass) and Riggs Beer Company, for an event supporting glass recycling.
In 2020, Jason created the tallest glass Christmas tree in downtown Champaign from glass donated by the community. This year Jason will create the glass Christmas tree at the German Christmas Market at Riggs Beer Company in Urbana.
- Volunteer: (1 – 2 hours of your time) Volunteer to accept glass being dropped off by visitors at the German Christmas Market entrance
- When: Nov 26th to Dec 19th, select a timeslot (1- 2 hours) on a Thur or Fri, 4-8 pm, or on a Sat or Sun, 2-7 pm
- Where: Riggs Beer on High Cross Road in Urbana
Please sign-up using the convenient Sign-Up Genius form below
Why Glass Recycling is Important
Some glass currently collected in Champaign and Urbana has nowhere to go because a main Chicago-area company that used to receive glass no longer does. So it is even challenging to find recycling options for the glass collected from the C-U area.
CCES and Mack Glass are working to change that! We are in conversation with Ripple Glass, Owens-Illinois, and the Glass Packaging Institute to initiate a viable glass recycling program for Champaign County. We are looking at successful glass recycling programs in other states and are evaluating options to ensure that all glass collected locally is recycled into new products, proves economically viable for hauler & recyclers, and is convenient for participating residents & businesses.
Facts About Glass Recycling:
Glass is infinitely recyclable without loss of quality or purity
31% – 33% of glass containers in the US are recycled
8 million tons of glass landfilled in the US in 2018 = 5.2% of all solid municipal waste
Close to 66% of glass waste is landfilled in states without bottle redemption programs
Close to 95 million tons of CO2 is emitted worldwide annually from glass manufacturing
Using 10% more recycled glass in manufacturing lowers CO2 emissions by 5%
Glass Packaging Institute. “Glass Recycling Facts.” 2021.
Glass Packaging Institute. “The Glass Packaging Institute Sets Plan To Raise the US Recycling Rate.” April 2021.
Environmental Protection Agency. “Facts and Figures about Materials, Waste and Recycling: Glass: Material-Specific Data.” November 2020.
International Journal of Science, “Editorial: Glass is the hidden gem in a carbon-neutral future.” November 2021.
Waste Dive. “Dive Brief. To improve glass recycling, MRFs look to pilot programs, certifications.” August 2021.
Community Collection Events
The next annual IEPA-Sponsored
One-Day HHW Collection in Champaign County
takes place in Spring 2022
Click here for info about other IEPA HHW Collection options available in Illinois
The next Residential Electronics Collection takes place on Saturday, May 21, 2022
Recycle Paper and Books
Public Recycle Drop-Off Center
Curbside Recycling Options
Yardwaste & Brush Collection
Landscape Recycling Center
Yardwaste accepted from residential and commercial customers – Year-round
Champaign Township residents only
3900 Kearns Drive, (217) 352-0321
Village of St. Joseph
2021 Brush Pickup
April 5—October 8
Village of Ogden
2021 Brush Pickup
1st & 3rd Mondays, March 1-December 1
Village of Rantoul
2021 – 2022 Brush and Leaf Collections Schedule Visit Rantoul website for details