CHAMPAIGN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

702 Edgebrook Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
217-403-4780
recycling@champaignil.gov


WHERE DO I RECYCLE, DONATE, OR DISPOSE OF IT?

Click on the topic of interest below to expand the information box.

CALL THE LOCATIONS TO CONFIRM INSTRUCTIONS, FEES, AND HOURS.

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

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)

Preservation and Conservation Association (PACA)

44 E. Washington St., Champaign
217-359-7222
*Call for acceptable items

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.

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

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

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

See the “Commercial (Business) Recycling” tab.

Contact your solid waste hauler for disposal options.  Or contact the following businesses to see what services they currently offer:

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

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

Call the locations to confirm instructions, fees, and hours.

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

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

See the “Holiday String Lights” tab.

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
1201 Savoy Plaza Lane, Savoy
217-503-6076
llgi.org

Salvation Army
2212 N. Market St., Champaign
217-373-7825
salvationarmy.org

The City of Champaign does not have a commercial recycling program; however, several private haulers operating in the City of Champaign offer commercial recycling options to businesses. Businesses should contact one of those private haulers to set up recycling and obtain pricing for the service. Haulers set their own recycling collection rates. There are a variety of services offered by the different haulers, ranging from cardboard only collection to co-mingled collection.

Haulers That Offer Business Recycling Services in Champaign
(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

For more information, contact the City’s Environmental Sustainability Specialist at 217-403-4780.

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

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

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

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

Mid-America Recycling

2906 N. Oak St., Urbana
217-840-2646
*Call for fees ($)

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. 

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.

Unfortunately, the City of Champaign is not aware of any local recycling center that accepts cooking fats and oils.  Some restaurants have grease disposal bins; perhaps they might allow you to dispose of your used oil in their bin.

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.

Click here or here to view more disposal options.

Click here to view disposal options for 5-gallons of cooking oil.

Goodwill

912 W. Anthony Dr., Champaign
217-359.8729

1201 Savoy Plaza Ln., Savoy
217-503-6076

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.

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Additionally, CRT (tube) computer monitors are accepted at the bi-annual Residential Electronics Collection Events.
For recycling/donation options for flat screen computer monitors, see the “Electronics” tab.

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)

The City co-hosts a bi-annual Residential Electronics Collection Event.  Residents are required to register in order to participate.  For more details, please visit the online registration website.

There are local recyclers that will accept your old electronics for drop off throughout the year.  (As of October 2017, Best Buy will accept most TVs for recycling for a $25 fee.)  Please click on the following link for more information about where to recycle electronics year-round:  Where Do I Recycle Unwanted Electronics Year-Round?

At the bi-annual collection events, there is a 4 TV limit per person; all sizes, types, & models of TV’s will be accepted, including CRT tube TV’s.  There is a 7-item total limit.  Please visit the online registration website for a complete list of accepted and non-accepted items.

City staff will continue to work with our government partners to find alternative methods and locations for recycling electronics (specifically TVs) and other items.  Any questions can be directed to Nichole Millage at 217-403-4780.

As of January 1, 2012, local waste haulers no longer accept 17 categories of electronic items listed below with your regular trash collection, as these have been banned from Illinois landfills. For more information on the state ban, visit http://www.epa.state.il.us.

Electronic Items Banned from Illinois Landfills:

  • Televisions
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Computers (laptops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets)
  • Electronic keyboards
  • Facsimile (fax) machines
  • Videocassette recorders (VCRs)
  • Digital video disc players (DVD players)
  • Digital video recorders (DVR)
  • Video game consoles
  • Small scale servers
  • Scanners
  • Electronic mice
  • Digital converter boxes
  • Cable receivers
  • Satellite receivers
  • Portable digital music players

Electronics were banned from Illinois landfills on January 2012. Many electronic products contain toxic lead, mercury, cadmium, and other materials that pose environmental and health risks that must be managed. Many electronic items contain metals, plastics, or leaded glass that can be recycled into basic commodities or products, and then re-marketed for re-use. The re-use of these components conserves natural resources and energy, and contributes to reduced air and water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Information on this page is subject to change. Last updated on 6/25/2019.

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

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Exercise equipment is NOT accepted at the bi-annual Residential Electronics Collection Events.

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

Fans are NOT accepted at the bi-annual Residential Electronics Collection Events.

Illini Fire Equipment

2801 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana
217-367-9521

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 ($)

*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

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

See the “Motor Oil & Gasoline” tab.


Food and beverage mixed glass containers (clear, flint, brown, and green) are accepted in the City’s single family curbside recycling program, as well as the City’s multifamily recycling program, Feed The Thing.

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

See the “Plastic Grocery Bags” tab.

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.

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

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

Holiday string lights are also accepted at the bi-annual Residential Electronics Collection Events.

There is a one-day collection event scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Residents are required to pre-register for the event through an online registration system, which opens on Monday, September 23, 2019.
Unfortunately, there is no local permanent drop-off site for residents for HHW; however, there are long-term HHW collection sites in northern IL.


Champaign County Environmental Stewards (CCES)

CCES is a non-profit community organization focused on providing safe and convenient disposal options to area residents for household materials that may pose potential health or environmental problems.  For more information regarding CCES and their efforts, you can visit CCES’ Facebook page.


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.


Tips for Disposal of Oil and Paint

Staff receives numerous inquiries regarding oil and paint disposal. 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.
  • Paint (& Paint Thinner) Disposal – For excess amounts of paint (or paint thinner), the City recommends contacting school theatre departments to see if it can be used for props. Paint (and paint thinner) 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 (or paint thinner) has dried, all materials can be disposed of in the garbage. These methods work for latex and oil-based paints.

PAINT 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 ReStore’s website for donation hours.


Commercial HHW Disposal Regulations

Commercial organizations are covered by different regulations and should call the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for current disposal requirements.


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

See the “Furniture & Household Items” tab.

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

The City of Champaign offers FREE Yard Waste Collection twice a year to its residents; once in the spring and once in the fall.  There is also a Christmas Tree collection provided in January.
For more information and guidelines, please visit the City’s Yard Waste Collection webpage.


Did you miss the free yard waste collection?  Here are some alternative options:

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.

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

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.

Click here for additional options for mattress disposal.

Prescription and over-the-counter medications, including controlled substances and pet medications are accepted at one of the following locations:

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.

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

No need to remove the labels; the medications are secured, transported by law enforcement, and then incinerated.

Needles, sharps, or syringes are not accepted; for disposal options, see the “Sharps/Needle Disposal” tab.

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.

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 FREE! (call to confirm)

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Microwaves are also accepted at the bi-annual Residential Electronics Collection Events.

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

However, if none of them are currently accepting old motor oil and/or gasoline, then residents have the following options: (1) utilize one of the four long-term Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection facilities in northern IL or (2) hang on to your old motor oil/gasoline until Champaign County is selected by the IEPA to host a one-day HHW collection event.  (We are hopeful that Champaign County gets selected to host an event this Fall ’19.)

See the “Sharps/Needle Disposal” tab.

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 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.


PAINT 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

See the “Shred Events” tab.

See the “Medication Disposal” tab.

The City of Champaign encourages residents to utilize reusable bags whenever possible.  The City will even provide you with a free reusable canvas bag!  You can contact the City’s Environmental Sustainability Specialist for more details.
Phone: 217.403.4780
Email: recycling@champaignil.gov

However, if you have plastic bags that need to be recycled, it is best to return them to retail supermarkets that offer a Store Drop-Off Collection Bin:

County Market
Lowe’s
Meijer
Schnucks
Walmart
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For curbside recycling (single family residences), some solid waste haulers will accept plastic bags for recycling; check with your hauler to confirm.

Plastic bags are accepted in the City of Champaign’s Multifamily Recycling Program, Feed The Thing.

See the “Medication Disposal” tab.

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 refill them.

Mack’s Twin City Recycling

2808 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana
217-328-2100

Mervis Recycling

3008 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana
217-344-7696

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

The City of Champaign does not currently have any paper shredding events planned.  However, there are typically several Community Shred Day events that take place in Champaign County.

(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.

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)

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Champaign City ordinance requires every household to sign up for weekly solid waste pick-up.  All solid waste collection in the City of Champaign is handled by private solid waste haulers.  There are seven commercial haulers that provide residential solid waste removal services in Champaign.  Burning and the accumulation of garbage are prohibited in Champaign.

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.

There is now a place to recycle (clean) styrofoam!

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

ALL televisions are accepted for free at the bi-annual Residential Electronics Collection Events.  Listed below are the limited year-round options for donation and recycling:

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.

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 ($)  

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.

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.

Vacuums are NOT accepted at the bi-annual Residential Electronics Collection Events.

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
317-780-6100
*Pay for shipping

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”.

See “Landscape/Yard Waste Material” tab.