Recycling and Donating During Move-In/Out
As the fall semester begins at the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign is holding a Cardboard Dumpster Event for Feed the Thing During Move In/Out from August 18-27, 2017. Cardboard dumpsters will be placed around the Campustown area with the purpose of providing students living in multifamily buildings (apartments, condos, & co-ops with five or more units), fraternities, sororities, and other shared housing the opportunity to properly dispose of cardboard that does not fit into their ‘Feed the Thing’ carts. This helps reduce the amount of materials entering the waste stream.
The dumpsters will be clearly marked with “Cardboard Only” multi-lingual signs. Participants in the Feed the Thing recycling program can drop off cardboard to any of these locations on the following days:
300 E. Chalmers St. (meter spot #0319; near corner of E. Chalmers & S. Third)
400 E. Chalmers St. (meter spot #8410; near corner of E. Chalmers & S. Fifth)
500 S. Third St. (permit spot #40; in front of 512 S. Third St.)
100 E. Chalmers St. (meter spot #0324; near corner of E. Chalmers & S. First)
600 E. Clark St. (meter spot #0511; near corner of E. Clark & S. Sixth)
900 S. First St. (meter spot #0215; in front of 908 S. First St.)
Champaign residents not in the multifamily recycling program have curbside recycling collection available to them through their solid waste hauler as part of their basic service. Residents should contact their solid waste hauler directly for more information.
Donating Reusable Items
Instead of throwing away perfectly good, reusable items (including food), residents are
encouraged to donate them to local not-for-profit agencies. Clothes, furniture, home décor, electronics, appliances…if you no longer need them, let them find their way to someone who can use them! Some agencies will even pick up your items for free. For a list of acceptable items and for donation details, call or check the agencies’ websites:
- Courage Connection, (217) 352-7151, www.courageconnection.org.
- Eastern Illinois Foodbank, (217) 328-3663, www.eifoodbank.org.
- Goodwill, (217) 280-1870, www.goodwill.org/.
- Habitat for Humanity ReStore, (217) 359-0507, www.cuhabitat.org/re-store/.
- Salt & Light, (217) 355-5654, www.saltandlightministry.org.
- Salvation Army Thrift Store, (217) 373-7825, www.salvationarmyusa.org.
- University YMCA, (217) 337-1500, www.universityymca.org/dump_and_run/.
Questions may be directed to [email protected].