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 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 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

Goodwill

912 W. Anthony Dr., Champaign

(217) 359-8729

Salvation Army

2212 N. Market St., Champaign

(217) 373-7825

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

 

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/urbana-transfer-station.html

*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.  Below are two local recyclers.  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

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

Urbana Police Department

400 S. Vine St., Urbana

Champaign Police Department

82 E. University Ave., Champaign

University of Illinois Police Department

1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana

Walgreens (at Carle Hospital)*

602 W. University Ave., Urbana

(217) 344-9148

*Only prescription or over-the-counter drugs accepted at this location.  Please leave medicine in original containers or mark contents. 

Visit http://www.unwantedmeds.org for more information

 

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-WORKINGNO CRT (TUBE) TVs ACCEPTED

 

Textiles (Clothes, Shoes, Rags)

US'Again

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

 

Thermostats (Mercury) ONLY - No Thermometers

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.