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