Recycle & Reuse Common Household / Business Materials

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Where Do I Recycle It?

The itemized list below includes locations throughout Champaign County that may accept items or materials for recycling or reuse, or provide proper disposal of unwanted items.*

CCES will update this list on a regular basis. CCES welcomes additional information about local recycling opportunities.

Please provide your comments and additional information to CCES here.

Please call locations for further instructions, fees ($) and hours.

For items considered household hazardous waste (e.g., oil-based paints, harsh cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides), check out our household hazardous waste page.

City of Champaign Residents

Where Do I Recycle It?

City of Urbana Residents

Where Do I Recycle It?

On Campus
University of Illinois at U-C

Where Do I Recycle It?

Antifreeze

Check with these businesses before you drop off your antifreeze:

Speed Lube
710 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana
217-328-4800

Valvoline Express Care
212 N. Vine St., Urbana
217-384-5593

Appliances (refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, etc.)

DONATION OPTIONS:

CU FAIR

*CU FAIR accepts WORKING appliances only for donation.

Email CU-Fair at: relocation@cu-fair.org

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

119 E. University Ave., Champaign

217-359-0507

*The ReStore accepts WORKING appliances only, including microwaves

RECYCLING OPTIONS:

Best Buy

2117 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign

217-352-8883

*Check Best Buy’s website for specific details about appliance recycling.

Mack’s Twin City Recycling

2808 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana

217-328-2100

*Call for acceptable items and fees ($)

(MICROWAVES are ACCEPTED for recycling)

Mervis Recycling

3008 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana

217-344-7696

*Call for acceptable items and fees ($)

(NO MICROWAVES ACCEPTED)

Architectural & Building Salvage

Preservation and Conservation Association (PACA)
44 E. Washington St., Champaign
217-359-7222
*Call for acceptable items

Art & Craft Supplies (fabric, office & school supplies, etc.)

The I.D.E.A. Store
125 Lincoln Square, Urbana
217-352-7878
*Visit The I.D.E.A. Store’s website for more details.

Automobiles (Bodies & Parts)

Bill Smith Auto Parts

3405 N. Country View Rd., Urbana

217-367-5090

Mack’s Auto Recycling

1309 E. Kerr Ave., Urbana

217-367-6219

Mervis Recycling

3008 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana

217-344-7696

Auto Batteries

Advance Auto Parts

*Multiple locations in Champaign and Urbana

AutoZone

*Multiple locations in Champaign and Urbana

Battery Specialists

133 Kenyon Rd., Champaign

217-352-0591

Interstate All Battery Center

2504 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign

217-355-4855

O’Reilly Auto Parts

1009 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign

217-352-1671

Batteries, Single-use (alkaline) & Rechargeable

Battery Recycling Drop-Off Location:

Champaign Public Works Dept

702 Edgebrook Drive, Champaign

Lobby Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Household Quantities ONLY; batteries NOT accepted from schools, businesses, or institutions.

Please tape all rechargeable batteries and lithium batteries, including lithium button cell batteries.  (No drill batteries please; you can bring those to the places below.)

Alkaline (single-use) batteries, non-lithium button cell batteries, NiMH, NiCad, and Zinc Air do NOT need to be taped.

NO COMMERCIAL BATTERIES ACCEPTED.

This program is coordinated by the Environmental Sustainability Specialist, 217-403-4780.

 

These locations accept rechargeable batteries only:

Battery Specialists

133 Kenyon Rd., Champaign

217-352-0591

 

Best Buy

2117 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign

217-352-8883

 

Home Depot

820 Bloomington Rd., Champaign

217-356-2629

 

Interstate All Battery Center

2504 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign

217-355-4855

 

Lowe’s

1904 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign

217-373-7300

Business/Restaurant Recycling

See the “Commercial (Business) Recycling” tab.

Carpet

Contact your solid waste hauler for disposal options. Or contact the following businesses to see what services they currently offer and to confirm instructions, fees, and hours:

Henson Disposal
910 Saline Ct., Urbana
217-417-8788

Republic Services
915 Saline Ct., Urbana
217-384-2274

CDs / DVDs

Check with local organizations for donation options (Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Goodwill, Salt & Light, Salvation Army, women’s shelters, homeless shelters, etc.)

Best Buy

2117 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign

217-352-8883

*Free drop-off at front recycling center/entry

Plastic Recycling Incorporated (Mail-in Program)

2015 S. Pennsylvania St.

Indianapolis, IN 46225

317-780-6100

*Pay for shipping

Cell Phones

Best Buy

2117 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign

217-352-8883

Sprint Store

61 E. Marketview Dr., Champaign

217-398-8700

Target

2102 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign

217-355-3325

Verizon Wireless

910 W. Town Center Blvd., Champaign

217-355-0942

Christmas Lights

See the “Holiday String Lights” tab.

Clothing & Other Items

The following accept clothing, plus other items, for donation.

Call or check their websites for more information.

 

Direct Service Agencies:

Crisis Nursery

1309 W. Hill St., Urbana

217-337-2731

crisisnursery.net

 

Empty Tomb

301 N. 4th St., Champaign

217-356-2262

emptytomb.org

 

Salt & Light Ministries

1512 W. Anthony Dr., Champaign

1819 S. Philo Rd., Urbana

217-355-5654

saltandlightministry.org

 

Thrift Stores That Benefit Direct Service Agencies:

Connections

Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana

217-384-2158

courageconnection.org

 

Goodwill

912 W. Anthony Dr., Champaign

217-359-8729

 

Goodwill

1201 Savoy Plaza Lane, Savoy

217-503-6076

llgi.org

 

Salvation Army

2212 N. Market St., Champaign

217-373-7825

salvationarmy.org

Commercial (Business) Recycling

Haulers That Offer Business Recycling Services in Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy. The following list is not intended to constitute company endorsements. Please call the haulers to confirm services.

 

ABC Sanitary

217-356-0909

website: abcsanitary.com

 

Advanced Disposal

217-429-0020

website: advanceddisposal.com/il/champaign

 

Area Disposal Service

309-688-0760

website: pdcarea.com

 

Illini Recycling*

217-356-0648

website: illinirecycling.com

*Also a construction & demolition recycling facility.

*Also operates a public drop-off site.

 

Midwest Fiber Recycling

217-356-6094

website: midwest-fiber.com/champaign-urbana

 

Republic Services (also known as Allied Waste)

217-367-2278

website: republicservices.com

 

Shaffer Sanitary

217-367-7119

website:  shaffersanitary.com

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)

Note: LED light bulbs, as well as standard (incandescent) light bulbs, do not contain mercury and can be safely disposed of in your garbage.

Home Depot

820 W. Bloomington Rd., Champaign

217-356-2629 (drop-off in front of store)

Lowe’s

1904 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign

217-373-7300 (drop-off in front of store)

Springfield Electric

901 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign

217-351-7600

Tepper Electric

608 S. Neil St., Champaign

217-356-3755

*Recycling fee ($) – Call for more information

Composting at Home

Composting is nature’s way of recycling.  You can compost food scraps and yard waste at home.

To learn more about composting at home, you can visit these helpful websites:

http://www.johnquinnteam.com/home-composting-guide.php

http://illinoiscomposts.org/resources/residential

https://www.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home

Information and a “How To” brochure is available by contacting:

University of Illinois Extension – Champaign County

801 N. Country Fair Drive, Suite D, Champaign

217-333-7672

website: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/homecompost/materials.cfm

Computer Monitors

See the “CRT (tube) Computer Monitors” tab.

Concrete & Asphalt

Mid-America Recycling

2906 N. Oak St., Urbana

217-840-2646

*Call for fees ($)

Construction & Demolition Debris (C & D)

Henson Disposal & Recycling

910 Saline Ct., Urbana

217-417-8788

Visit Henson’s website for more information.

Illini Recycling

420 Paul Ave., Champaign

217-356-0648

Visit Illini Recycling’s website for more information.

Cooking Oil

You should NEVER pour grease or oil down the drain.  It can clog sewer pipes and nobody wants that!  

Keep in mind, you can reuse most oils several times; deep frying oil can be filtered and reused three or four times (more depending on the quality and your comfort).  Bacon fat can also be filtered and stored in your refrigerator.

Alternatively, after allowing used oil to cool, you can put it in a non-breakable container with a resealable lid and throw it out with the trash.

More information regarding disposal options: 

https://www.wikihow.com/Dispose-of-Cooking-Oil

https://earth911.com/recycling-guide/how-to-recycle-cooking-oil/ 

Information regarding disposal options for 5-gallons of cooking oil: 

https://www.formula409.com/love-grease/what-to-do-with-cooking-grease/ 

CRT (tube) Computer Monitors

Goodwill works with Dell Reconnect to recycle old electronics; as part of this program, they accept working and non-working CRT (tube) computer monitors at their stores FREE of charge.  Drop off during regular store hours.

Goodwill

912 W. Anthony Dr., Champaign

217-359.8729

Goodwill

1201 Savoy Plaza Ln., Savoy

217-503-6076

Dehumidifiers

Mack’s Twin City Recycling

2808 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana

217-328-2100

$20 fee

Mervis Recycling

3008 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana

217-344-7696

$free$ (call to confirm)

Exercise Equipment (treadmills, etc.)

Check with local organizations for donation options for WORKING exercise equipment (Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Goodwill, Salt & Light, Salvation Army, etc.).

Some local metal scrap recyclers will take exercise equipment containing metal.  Please call in advance to ensure they will accept equipment.

Mack’s Twin City Recycling

2808 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana

217-328-2100

*Call for acceptable items

Fans

Check with local organizations for donation options for WORKING fans (Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Salt & Light, Salvation Army, women’s shelters, homeless shelters, etc.).

If your fan does not work, you can take it to the following for recycling:

Best Buy

2117 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign

217-352-8883

website: www.bestbuy.com/recycling

Fire Extinguishers

Illini Fire Equipment

2801 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana

217-367-9521

Fluorescent Tubes (4-ft and 8-ft)

Springfield Electric

901 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign

217-351-7600*

*Call for fees ($)

Tepper Electric

608 S. Neil St., Champaign

217-356-3755*

*Call for fees ($)cent Tubes (4-ft and 8-ft) 

Furniture & Household Items

If your furniture is not in good/reusable condition, you should contact your garbage hauler for disposal options.

 

Please consider donating good/reusable household items to the following organizations:

CU FAIR

CU FAIR will pick up items, including mattresses and box springs.

To schedule a pick up, email CU FAIR at: relocation@cu-fair.org

 

Goodwill

912 W. Anthony Dr., Champaign

217-359-8729

 

Goodwill

1201 Savoy Plaza Ln., Savoy

217-503-6076

 

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

119 E. University Ave., Champaign

217-355-6460

 

Salvation Army

2212 N. Market., Champaign

217-373-7832

Gasoline

See the “Motor Oil & Gasoline” tab.

Glass

Food and beverage mixed glass containers (clear, flint, brown, and green) are accepted at: 

The City of Champaign’s single family curbside recycling program, as well as the City of Champaign multifamily recycling program, Feed The Thing.

The City of Urbana’s U-Cycle single family curbside recycling program, as well as the City of Urbana’s multifamily recycling program.

Unfortunately, there is currently no free public drop-off center (in Champaign-Urbana) that accepts glass. 

Residents who live outside of Champaign or Urbana city limits and who want to recycle glass, should try contacting the available solid waste haulers in their area to see if they offer trash and recycling services that fit their needs.

Grocery Bags

See the “Plastic Grocery Bags” tab.

Hair Styling Tools & Appliances

Check with local organizations for donation options (Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Salt & Light, Salvation Army, women’s shelters, etc.).

 

If your hair styling tools or appliances do not work, you can take them to this place for recycling:

Best Buy

2117 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign

217-352-8883

website: www.bestbuy.com/recycling

They accept curling irons, hair dryers, and hair straighteners for recycling.  Limit three items per household per day.  Recycling is intended for residents only.  Products from businesses and organizations, or items that present a health or safety hazard, are not accepted.

Haulers

See the “Solid Waste (Garbage) Haulers” tab.

Holiday String Lights

DONATION OPTIONS:

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

119 E. University Ave., Champaign

217-355-6460

*Accepts only working string lights

 

RECYCLING OPTIONS:

Lowe’s

1904 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign

217-373-7300

 

Mack’s Twin City Recycling

2808 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana

217-328-2100

 

Mervis Recycling

2008 Cunningham Ave., Urbana

217-344-7696

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal

Champaign County Environmental Stewards (CCES)

That’s us! We have a whole page about HHW!

 

Long-Term HHW Collection Sites in Illinois

Long-term household hazardous waste collection sites are available in Naperville, Chicago, Rockford, and Lake County. Links to each site, which include accepted items and hours of operation, can be found by visiting the Illinois EPA Long-Term Collection Facility page.  You can also visit that link to find information about one-day collections which are held periodically throughout the year in IEPA-selected communities.

 

Safer alternatives to HHW

Safer substitutes to many common household chemicals do exist.  The US EPA’s Safer Choice website https://www.epa.gov/saferchoice/products  provides a searchable database of products which perform well and are safer for human health.  Safer substitutes to many common household chemicals do exist.

Tips for Disposal of Oil and Paint

Latex paint is NOT considered toxic and therefore can be disposed of by using the methods below.

 

Oil Disposal – Oil can be taken to local garages, if they accept oil to be dropped off. Garages should be called for more information.

 

Latex Paint or Water-Based Paint Disposal – For excess amounts of latex paint or water-based paint, one recommendation is to contact school theatre departments to see if it can be used for props. 

 

PAINT DONATION OPTIONS:

Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company will accept latex paint donations if the can is at least half full.  Email (manager@cutc.org) or call (217-352-4085) for more information.

 

Habitat for Humanity ReStore will accept latex paint donations if the can is completely full.  Please visit the ReStore’s website for donation hours.

 

Water-based or latex paint can also be mixed with materials such as cat litter, sand, paint hardener or absorber, or poured onto newspaper and be allowed to dry. Once the paint has dried, all materials can be disposed of in the garbage. 

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Institutional, Commercial, Industrial organizations are covered by different regulations and should call the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for current information regarding hazardous waste disposal requirements. The IEPA Hazardous Waste website is: 

https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/waste-management/waste-disposal/hazardous-waste/Pages/default.aspx

Household Items/Goods

See the “Furniture & Household Items” tab.

Ink Jet & Toner Cartridges

RECYCLING OPTIONS:

Best Buy

2117 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign

217-352-8883

 

Office Depot

111 Convenience Center Rd., Champaign

217-373-5202

 

Staples

2005 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign

217-373-8490

Landscape/Yard Waste Material

Landscape Recycling Center

1210 E. University Ave., Urbana

217-344-LEAF (5323)

*Call for fees ($)

Some solid waste haulers also provide yard waste collection services for an additional fee.  Check with your solid waste (trash) hauler for more information.

Light Bulbs

See the “Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)” tab.

Mattresses

CU FAIR:

CU FAIR will pick up GOOD condition mattresses and box springs (as well as other reusable/good condition household items).

To request pick-up, email CU FAIR at: relocation@cu-fair.org

 

Empty Tomb:

If you live in Champaign, Urbana, or Savoy, arrangements can be made to pick up mattresses and box springs that are in GOOD condition by calling Empty Tomb (301 N. 4th St., Champaign) at 217-356-2262.  If you live elsewhere, they ask that you call before loading up to deliver to Empty Tomb.

 

If your mattress is not in good/reusable condition, one option is to contact your garbage hauler for disposal options.

 

Information regarding additional options for mattress disposal:

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/mattress-disposal-options.html# 

Medication Disposal

No sharps, thermometers, or infectious waste. Needles, sharps, or syringes are not accepted; for disposal options, see the “Sharps/Needle Disposal” tab.

Prescription and over-the-counter medications, including controlled substances and pet medications are accepted at one of the following locations. No need to remove the labels; the medications are secured, transported by law enforcement, and then incinerated.

 

Champaign Police Department

82 E. University Ave., Champaign

 

OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center

1400 W. Park St., Urbana

Main lobby 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Rantoul Police Department

109 E Grove Ave, Rantoul, IL 61866

 

University of Illinois Police Department

1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana

 

Urbana Police Department

400 S. Vine St., Urbana

 

Walgreens (Only One Location)

1713 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign

Mercury Thermostats & Thermometers

Bring your household mercury thermostat (and thermometers!) to Champaign Public Works to be recycled for FREE!  We accept all brands of wall-mounted, mercury-switch thermostats or sensors.  (Mercury liquid or other mercury products are not accepted!)

Champaign Public Works

702 Edgebrook Drive, Champaign

Drop-off bin available in the front lobby:

Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed for holidays)

This program is coordinated by the Environmental Sustainability Specialist, 217-403-4780

Microwaves

DONATION OPTIONS:

Habitat for Humanity ReStore*

119 E. University, Champaign

*Accepts WORKING microwaves ONLY

 

RECYCLING OPTIONS:

Mack’s Twin City Recycling**

2808 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana

217-328-2100

**Microwaves accepted for recycling for 

Motor Oil & Gasoline

These businesses occasionally accept old motor oil and/or gasoline for recycling:

Advance Auto Parts

AutoZone

Illini Oil Change

Jiffy Lube

Speed Lube

Walmart Supercenter Tire & Lube Express

Needle/Sharps Disposal

See the “Sharps/Needle Disposal” tab.

Packing Peanuts

Call these businesses to confirm that they still accept packing peanuts:

Mail & Parcel Plus

2206 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign

217-359-6245

 

UPS Store (Baytowne Shoppes)

907 W. Marketview Dr., Champaign

217-359-6233

Paint (latex, water-based)

DONATION OPTIONS:

(1) Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company will accept latex paint donations if the can is at least half full.  Email (manager@cutc.org) or call (217-352-4085) for more information.

 

(2) Habitat for Humanity ReStore will accept latex paint donations if the can is completely full.  Please visit the Habitat for Humanity ReStore’s website for donation hours.

 

DISPOSAL OPTIONS:

Household quantities can be disposed of in the garbage if paint is completely solidified.

 

To solidify paint:

Remove paint can lids

Add an absorbent (such as shredded paper, sand, kitty litter, or paint hardener) or pour the paint onto newspaper

Allow to completely dry in a well-ventilated outdoor area away from children, pets, and ignition sources

Once dry, dispose solidified paint and can in the regular household garbage

Paper Shredding Events

See the “Shred Events” tab.

Pharmaceuticals

See the “Medication Disposal” tab.

Plastic Carryout Bags

Plastic Carryout Bags

Bring your single-use plastic bags to collection drop-off bins located inside these retail stores during business hours only:

 

County Market

331 E Stoughton St, Champaign

2901 W Kirby Ave, Champaign

 

Lowe’s

1904 N Prospect Ave, Champaign

 

Meijer

2401 N Prospect Ave, Champaign

2500 S Philo Rd, Urbana

 

Schnucks

109 N Mattis Ave, Champaign

202 Eastwood Dr, Mahomet

1301 Savoy Plaza Ln, Savoy

 

Walmart

200 N Vine St, Urbana

2610 N Prospect Ave, Champaign

845 Broadmeadow Rd, Rantoul

505 S Dunlap Ave, Savoy

100 S High Cross Rd, Urbana

Prescription medications

See the “Medication Disposal” tab.

Propane Tanks

Hicksgas Urbana*

2201 E. University Ave., Urbana

217-367-5456

*Only accepts 20 lb. grill tanks ($5 recycling fee)

*$20 to refill 20 lb. grill tanks

Small propane bottles (1 lb.) can be safely thrown away once empty; they cannot be refilled. 

Scrap Metal

Mack’s Twin City Recycling

2808 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana

217-328-2100

Mervis Recycling

3008 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana

217-344-7696

Sharps/Needle Disposal

DROP-OFF OPTION:

Carle Hospital

611 W. Park St., Urbana

has an outdoor bin (like a mailbox) for the disposal of sharps.

It is located at the main “campus” on University Avenue, on the patio outside the coffee shop.

Click here for more information.

 

HOME DISPOSAL OPTION:

Place used needles and other sharps into a puncture-resistant plastic container, such as a laundry detergent container, and tightly secure the lid before disposing into your household garbage.

 

HOUSEHOLD MAIL-BACK PROGRAM: 

GRP & Associates, Inc.

1-800-207-0976

E-mail: sharps@sharpsdisposal.com

 

MedPro Waste Disposal

1-888-641-6131

Republic Services

217-367-2278

Shred Events

Community Shred Day events that regularly take place in Champaign County include:

(1) Visit C.O.P.S. (Confidential On-Site Paper Shredding) website for local event opportunities.

(2) Champaign County Crimestoppers typically hosts an annual shred and drug collection event in either April or May.

(3) The University of Illinois Community Credit Union typically hosts an annual Shred-A-Palooza event in April.

Single Use Plastics (Bottles, Tubs, and Jugs only)

Local waste haulers in Champaign County who collect curbside recyclable plastics may vary regarding which types of single-use plastics they accept. Single-use plastics typically have a plastic resin code number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7. 

 

It is best to check directly with your waste hauler to know which plastics they will accept for recycling. For reference, a list of plastic resin code numbers of common single-use plastics types follows: 

  • PETE (Polyethylene, Terephthalate): Soft drink & water bottles or food containers
  • HDPE (High Density Polyethylene): Milk jugs, detergent bottles, shopping bags (bundled)
  • V (Polyvinyl Chloride): Health & beauty aide products, cooking oil bottles and household cleaners
  • LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene): Margarine tubs & lids, frozen dessert cups, six-pack rings, shopping bags (bundled)
  • PP (Polypropylene): Yogurt cups, syrup bottles, deli trays, plant pots and caps/lids. Plant pots must be rinsed free of dirt.
  • PS (Polystyrene): Rigid #6 plastics only, such as to-go coffee lids, bakery containers; No Styrofoam
  • OTHER (Other resins): Microwaveable containers and narrow-neck bottles

 

The following single use plastics are not accepted by any local waste hauler: 

  • No plastic grocery bags!
  • No plastic film – Such as Ziploc bags, bread bags, newspaper sleeves, wrappers (chip bags, candy, fast food, etc)
  • No Styrofoam (foam) products – Such as egg cartons, deli or meat trays, packaging “peanuts”
  • No plastic cutlery

 

Again, be sure to check with your local waste hauler to understand exactly which single use plastics they will accept for recycling.

 

Plastic Bags See the “Plastic Grocery Bags” tab. 

Styrofoam See the “Styrofoam  tab.

Smoke Detectors

First Alert, Radioactive Waste (Mail-in Program) …Only if it is a First Alert Detector

780 McClure Rd.,

Aurora, IL 60504

800-323-9005 (Call for more information)

*If you have a detector not made by First Alert, contact the manufacturer for recycling options.

JMAC Supply (Mail-in Program, all manufacturer detectors)

Attn: Recycle

JMAC Supply

333 W. Merrick Rd., Unit 4

Valley Stream, NY 11580

516-812-0917

Other Manufacturers (Mail-in Programs): 

https://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2012/pb22334/html/cover_025.htm

Solid Waste (Garbage) Haulers

Solid waste haulers can also be found in the yellow pages in the phone book under “Garbage & Rubbish Removal.”  Materials can also be taken to the solid waste transfer station located at 915 W. Saline Dr. in Urbana. The transfer station’s phone number is 217-384-2274. There is a drop-off fee for all materials.

Styrofoam

Only CLEAN (rinsed and wiped) food/beverage or block foam accepted (no packing peanuts)

Dart Corporation

1505 E. Main St., Urbana

(Go east to Lierman Ave. – drop off site is at ‘Shipping Dept.’ entrance.  The drop-off is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.)

Make sure foam has the #6 recycling chasing arrow on it.

Accepts a wide variety of recyclable foam, including foam cups, foam egg cartons, foam meat trays, foam ice chests, and foam packaging that is frequently used to protect fragile materials such as TVs during shipping.

Remove straws, lids, tape, or any other non-foam material.

Deposit foam into clear translucent bags provided onsite, tie securely, and place bag in wheel cart

For more information, call Doug Sharp at 217-721-2196 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Televisions

DONATION OPTIONS:

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

119 E. University Ave., Champaign

217-355-6460

Accepts ONLY flat panel GOOD CONDITION, WORKING televisions for donation; NO CRT (tube) televisions accepted. Flat panel TVs are TVs that can be mounted on the wall.

 

Salt & Light

1512 W. Anthony Dr., Champaign

1819 S. Philo Rd., Urbana

217-355-5654

Accepts ONLY flat panel GOOD CONDITION, WORKING televisions for donation; NO CRT (tube) televisions accepted. Flat panel TVs are TVs that can be mounted on the wall.

 

RECYCLING OPTIONS:

Best Buy

2117 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign

217-352-8883

Accepts only tube TVs up to 32″, flat panel TVs: LCD, Plasma, & LED up to 50″, portable TVs, FOR A $25 FEE.

Tires

Illini FS

1509 E. University Ave., Urbana

217-384-8307

*Call for fees ($)

Kirby’s Firestone Service Center

303 W. Main St., Urbana

217-367-6362

*Call for fees ($)

Tire Barn Warehouse

806 Bloomington Rd., Champaign

217-351-8473

*Call for fees ($)

Tommy House Tire Company

707 Bloomington Rd., Champaign

217-351-4159

*Call for fees ($)  

Vinyl Siding

Dillman Brothers

3509 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana

217-344-8290

*Call first.  FREE drop-off of clean residential vinyl siding (no garbage or other materials) during business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Vacuum Cleaners

Check with local organizations for donation options for WORKING vacuum cleaners (Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Salt & Light, Salvation Army, women’s shelters, etc.).

If your vacuum cleaner does not work, you can take it here for recycling:

Best Buy

2117 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign

217-352-8883

website: www.bestbuy.com/recycling

They accept only broom/stick vacuums, robot vacuums, and upright/canister vacuums.  They do not accept wet/dry vacuums.  Limit three items per household per day.  Recycling is intended for residents only.  Products from businesses and organizations, or items that present a health or safety hazard, are not accepted.

VHS & Cassette Tapes

Check with local organizations for donation options (Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Goodwill, Salt & Light, Salvation Army, women’s shelters, homeless shelters, etc.)

Plastic Recycling Incorporated (Mail-in Program)

2015 S. Pennsylvania St.

Indianapolis, IN 46225

Wooden Pallets

POSSIBLE DISPOSAL/GIVEAWAY OPTIONS: 

1.  Contact your solid waste hauler for disposal/cost options.

 

2.  You can try the free online group: Freecycle  You can register on this site, offer the wooden pallet(s) to others in Champaign-Urbana, and see if there’s any takers!

 

3.  Maybe Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County is in need of some wooden pallets.  You should give them a call first at 217-359-0507.

 

4.  You can also try Craiglist: Champaign-Urbana under the “for sale” category, select “free”.

Yard Waste

See “Landscape/Yard Waste Material” tab.

Plastic Carryout Bags

Plastic Carryout Bags

Bring your single-use plastic bags to collection drop-off bins located inside these retail stores during business hours only:

 

County Market

331 E Stoughton St, Champaign

2901 W Kirby Ave, Champaign

 

Lowe’s

1904 N Prospect Ave, Champaign

 

Meijer

2401 N Prospect Ave, Champaign

2500 S Philo Rd, Urbana

 

Schnucks

109 N Mattis Ave, Champaign

202 Eastwood Dr, Mahomet

1301 Savoy Plaza Ln, Savoy

 

Walmart

200 N Vine St, Urbana

2610 N Prospect Ave, Champaign

845 Broadmeadow Rd, Rantoul

505 S Dunlap Ave, Savoy

100 S High Cross Rd, Urbana

* Disclaimer: The CCES list of local recycling opportunities does not constitute any company endorsement. CCES updates the list regularly and acknowledges that each current local recycle or reuse opportunity may not yet be included on the list.