Recycle Batteries, Cell Phones and More at Drop-off Locations

Did you know that in addition to its curbside and multifamily recycling services, the U-Cycle program offers drop-off locations around the city to collect batteries, cell phones, ink jet cartridges and thermostats for recycling.

These items can't be placed in your home or apartment recycling bins, but can be taken to the following drop-off locations:

Batteries (Single-use and Rechargeable), Cell Phones and Ink Jet Cartridges

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

Phillips Recreation Center
505 W. Stoughton St., Urbana
(217) 367-1544
*This location accepts batteries only.

Urbana City Building
400 S. Vine St., Urbana
(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

Please tape the battery terminals of all lithium, lithium ion and rechargeable batteries before depositing them in the blue recycling tubes.

Thermostats

Recycle household mercury thermostats at Urbana Public Works.  No thermometers accepted.

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

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