Where Do I Recycle It?

The following is a list of locations to recycle, donate for reuse or properly dispose of different types of items. This list does not constitute any company endorsement, nor is it intended to represent a complete list of local recycling options. Please call locations for further instructions, fees ($) and hours. If an item is not listed, please contact the recycling coordinator at (217) 384-2302 for more information.

For items considered household hazardous waste such as motor oil and pesticides, please visit the Illinois EPA's weblink to see if a drop-off event will be held in or near Champaign-Urbana.

Antifreeze

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

Appliances

Mack's Twin City Recycling
2808 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana
(217) 328-2100
*Call for acceptable items and fees ($)
Mervis Recycling
3008 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana
(217) 344-7696
*Call for acceptable items and fees ($)
**No Microwaves Accepted**

Architectural & Building Salvage

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

Art and Craft Supplies

The I.D.E.A. Store
28 E. Springfield Ave., Champaign
(217) 352-7878
*Visit http://www.the-idea-store.org/ for more information and acceptable items
 

Automobiles

Bill Smith Auto Parts
3405 N. Countryview 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 (Lead Acid Only)

Advance Auto Parts
110 N. Vine St., Urbana
(217) 337-0072

AutoZone
606 E. Main St., Urbana
(217) 328-9903

Battery Specialists
133 Kenyon Rd., Champaign
(217) 352-0591

Interstate All Battery Center
2504 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign
(217) 355-4855

Batteries, Single-Use (Alkaline, Button Cell, Lithium) - No Commercial Batteries Accepted

Anita Purves Nature Center
1505 N. Broadway Ave., Urbana
(217) 384-4062

Phillips Recreation Center
505 W. Stoughton St., Urbana
(217) 367-1544

Urbana City Building
400 S. Vine St., Urbana (Vine Street Entrance)
(217) 384-2302

Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St., Urbana
(217) 367-4057

Urbana Public Works
706 S. Glover Ave., Urbana
(217) 384-2302

Batteries, Rechargeable - No Commercial Batteries Accepted

Anita Purves Nature Center
1505 N. Broadway Ave., Urbana
(217) 384-4062

Battery Specialists
133 Kenyon Rd., Champaign
(217) 352-0591

Best Buy
2117 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign
(217) 352-8883

Interstate All Battery Center
2504 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign
(217) 355-4855

Radio Shack
114 N. Vine St., Ste K, Urbana
(217) 384-0211

Urbana City Building
400 S. Vine St., Urbana (Vine Street Entrance)
(217) 384-2302

Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St., Urbana
(217) 367-4057

Urbana Public Works
706 S. Glover Ave., Urbana
(217) 384-2302

Cassette Tapes/Video (VHS) Tapes

Plastic Recycling Incorporated (Mail-in Program)
2015 S. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 780-6100
*Pay for shipping
 

Cell Phones

Urbana City Building
400 S. Vine St., Urbana
(217) 384-2302 (Box at Vine Street entrance)

Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St., Urbana
(217) 367-4057 (Box near information center & battery tube, 1st floor)

Urbana Public Works
706 S. Glover Ave., Urbana
(217) 384-2302 (Box at entrance of building)

CDs/DVDs

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 

Clothing

Courage Connection Store
Lincoln Square Mall
(217) 384-2158
*Gently used accessories, furniture and housewares also accepted - Call for list of acceptable items
Donation hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 10 am - 1 pm; Saturday, 8 am - 1 pm
http://courageconnection.org/about-our-store/

Goodwill
912 W. Anthony Dr., Champaign
(217) 359-8729

Salvation Army
2212 N. Market St., Champaign
(217) 373-7825

Three Spinners
https://www.threespinners.org/in-kind-donations/
*Will accept clothing, school supplies, kitchen & dining items, and bed sheets for resettled refugees

US'Again
Visit http://www.usagain.com/ for local drop-off bin locations

 

Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs)

Home Depot
820 W. Bloomington Rd., Champaign
(217) 356-2629

Lowes
1904 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign
(217) 373-7300

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

Computers and Peripherals

Goodwill
912 W. Anthony Dr., Champaign
(217) 359-8729

Mack's Twin City Recycling
2808 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana
(217) 328-2100
*NO CRT MONITORS ACCEPTED

Mervis Recycling
3008 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana
(217) 344-7696
*NO CRT MONITORS ACCEPTED

Staples
2005 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign
(217) 373-8490  *NO CRT MONITORS ACCEPTED

Concrete and 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
(309) 530-8822
 http://www.hensondisposal.com/ 
 *Will accept shingles (asphalt & wood); wood; drywall & plaster; metals; cardboard & paper products; aggregate (bricks, concrete, rock, asphalt); glass; vinyl siding; bulk & clear plastics; carpet, pad, tile & flooring
**One ton minimum/$85 - call for fees ($)

Dehumidifiers

Mack's Twin City Recycling
2808 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana
(217) 328-2100
*Call for fee ($)
 

Electronics

Best Buy
2117 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign
(217) 352-8883
*Call for acceptable items - No TVs, computer monitors

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
119 E. University Ave., Champaign
(217) 355-6460
*Call for acceptable items*

Mack's Twin City Recycling
2808 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana
(217) 328-2100
*Call for acceptable items - No TVs, CRT monitors

Mervis Recycling
3008 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana
(217) 344-7696
*Call for acceptable items - No TVs, CRT monitors

Office Depot
Tech Recycling Program
111 Convenience Center Dr., Champaign
(217) 373-5202
*Call for acceptable items - No TVs

Staples
2005 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign
(217) 373-8490
*Call for acceptable items - No TVs

Exercise Equipment (Treadmills, 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
 

Eyeglasses

Walmart Vision Centers - Lion's Club Box
100 S. High Cross Rd., Urbana
(217) 344-6203
 

Fabrics

The I.D.E.A. Store
28 E. Springfield Ave., Champaign
(217) 352-7878
*Visit http://www.the-idea-store.org/ for more information and acceptable items
 

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 ($)
 

Furniture and Household Items

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
119 E. University Ave., Champaign
(217) 355-6460
*Call for a list of acceptable items
 

Holiday String Lights

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
119 E. University Ave., Champaign
(217) 355-6460

Mack's Twin City Recycling
2808 N Lincoln Ave., Urbana
(217) 328-21

Mervis Recycling
3008 Cunningham Ave., Urbana
(217) 344-769600

Household Hazardous Waste (Oil, Gas, Paint, Antifreeze, other chemicals)

Safety-Kleen (home collection only)
Call (217) 328-2000 for fees ($) and acceptable items; home pick-up only.
 

Ink Jet Cartridges

Anita Purves Nature Center
1505 N. Broadway Ave., Urbana
(217) 384-4062

Best Buy
2117 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign
(217) 352-8883

Urbana City Building
400 S. Vine St., Urbana (Vine Street entrance)
(217) 384-2302

Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St., Urbana
(217) 367-4057 

Urbana Public Works
706 S. Glover Ave., Urbana
(217) 384-2302

Landscape Trimmings

Landscape Recycling Center
http://www.landscaperecyclingcenter.org/
1210 E. University Ave., Urbana
(217) 344-LEAF (5323)
*Call for fees ($)
 

Motor Oil

Auto Zone
606 E. Main St., Urbana
(217) 328-9903
*Will take up to 5-gallons
Illini Oil Change
301 E. Main St., Urbana
(217) 384-4933

Office and School Supplies

The I.D.E.A. Store
28 E. Springfield Ave., Champaign
(217) 352-7878
*Visit http://www.the-idea-store.org/ for more information and acceptable items
 

Packaging Peanuts

Mail & Parcel Plus
2206 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign
(217) 359-6245

UPS Store (Baytowne Shoppes)
907 W. Marketview Dr., Champaign
(217) 359-6233

UPS Store (Old Farm Shops)
1717 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign
(217) 359-4000

Paint (Latex or Oil-based)

Please reuse or ask friends/neighbors/family or school/theatre groups if they need paint for projects. 
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, kitty litter) and 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. Leave paint can open so hauler can see solidified paint.

Pharmaceuticals (No sharps, thermometers, infectious waste)

Champaign Police Department
82 E. University Ave., Champaign

University of Illinois Police Department
1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana

Walgreens (Only One Location)
1713 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign

Plastic Grocery Bags

Reuse or place clean, dry bags in your U-Cart for recycling. Some local grocery and retail chains will also accept bags for recycling.

Propane Tanks

Hicksgas
2201 E. University Ave., Urbana
(217) 367-5456
 

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 (Household Mail-Back Program)

GRP & Associates, Inc.
http://www.sharpsdisposal.com
(800) 207-0976
E-mail: sharps@sharpsdisposal.com
MedPro Waste Disposal
https://www.medprodisposal.com
(888) 641-6131

Smoke Detectors

First Alert, Radioactive Waste (Mail-In Program)
(Only if it is a First Alert detector)
780 McClure Rd.,
Aurora, IL 60504
1-(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
https://www.jmac.com/Articles.asp?ID=350

Telephone Directories (Yellow Pages Opt Out)

Yellow Pages
Visit https://www.yellowpagesoptout.com/homepage
 

Televisions

Goodwill
912 W. Anthony Dr., Champaign
(217) 359-8729
*ONLY FLAT PANEL WORKING TVS ACCEPTED* NO CRT (TUBE) TVs ACCEPTED
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
119 E. University Ave., Champaign
(217) 355-6460
*ONLY FLAT PANEL TVS ACCEPTED - WORKING OR NON-WORKING* NO CRT (TUBE) TVs ACCEPTED

Thermometers (Mercury) - URBANA RESIDENTS ONLY

Urbana Public Works
706 S. Glover Ave., Urbana
(217) 384-2302
*Thermometers only accepted from Urbana residents only. Thermometers must be intact (not broken) and placed in a zip-loc bag.
 

Thermostats (Mercury)

Urbana Public Works
706 S. Glover Ave., Urbana
(217) 384-2302
 

Tires

Illini FS
1509 E. University Ave., Urbana
(217) 384-8307
*Call for fees ($)
Kirby's Firestone Service Center
303 W. Main St., Urbana
(217) 367-6362
*Call for fees ($)

Vinyl Siding

Dillman Brothers
3509 North Cunningham Ave., Urbana
(217) 344-8290
*FREE drop-off of clean residential vinyl siding (no garbage or other materials) during business hours,
Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM.
 
Click on location marker to view address.
Created on: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 10:24
- Author - CourtneyR