Champaign County Environmental Stewards

Reducing pollution through material management solutions

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!

September Highlights

Registration Now Open -- IEPA One-Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection on October 9 at the Interstate Center in Bloomington, IL

HHW 2021

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will sponsor an October 9, 2021 HHW collection  to be held at the Interstate Center in Bloomington from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The HHW collection event will be appointment-only in order to regulate traffic and prevent long waits; residents must sign up for an appointment at  Participation is open to all Illinois residents at no cost. Only residential wastes may be collected—no business or commercially generated wastes are accepted.  The deadline for HHW appointments is noon on Friday, October 8, 2021.

  • Accepted materials include: oil-based paints, used motor oil, herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, old gasoline, pool chemicals, cleaning products, mercury, acids, medications (except controlled substances), household batteries, paint thinners, lawn chemicals, solvents, antifreeze, hobby chemicals, aerosol paints and pesticides, fluorescent lamp bulbs, drain cleaners, and corrosives.
  • Unaccepted items include: latex paint, agricultural wastes, business/commercial sector wastes, explosives, fireworks, controlled substances, lead acid batteries, propane tanks, smoke detectors, farm machinery oil, fire extinguishers, biohazard waste, or institutional or business waste.

The 2021 McLean County HHW Collection is made possible in partnership with Illinois EPA, support from the City of Bloomington, Town of Normal, McLean County, and BNWRD, and in-kind services donated by Republic Services.

The Ecology Action Center is a not-for-profit environmental agency with a mission to inspire and assist residents of McLean County in creating, strengthening and preserving a healthy environment.  The EAC acts as a central resource for environmental education, information, outreach, and technical assistance in McLean County.

HHW Collection Awareness Initiative

CCES selected Special Waste Associates to complete a Feasibility Study and Cost-Benefit Analysis for a Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Champaign County.

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

occurs on October 16, 2021

Click here for registration info to attend this event


Recycle Paper and Books

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  • Public Recycle Drop-Off Center

  • Curbside Recycling Options

E-Guide for Champaign County Residents

 Click here to view information regarding local, year-round options  available to you to recycle or reuse your unwanted electronics items.

Yardwaste & Brush Collection

Landscape Recycling Center

Yardwaste accepted from residential and commercial customers – Year-round 

Champaign Township

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