Recycling Center — CLOSED

The Village Recycling Center (under the water tower) is still closed due to equipment failure by the vendor. The truck was working for about a two week period and then went down again. They have some parts they need for repairs, but the other parts are on backorder with no ETA.

The Village President and Board of Trustees have extensively looked into other options and have found no other viable options that are economically feasible.

Until the recycling area is back up and running, Illini Recycling Center is the best option we have found for residents to drop off their recycling.


416 Paul Ave.
PO Box 153
Champaign, Il. 61824


We accept only the following items at our Recycling Drop Off Center:

  • Cardboard
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Office paper
  • #1-#7 Plastic bottles
  • Tin food cans
  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum foil/pans

Unlike our curbside recycling pickup we DO NOT accept any glass at our Recycling Drop Off Center.

We do not accept: garbage, styrofoam, plastic grocery bags, plastic toys or plastic items not marked with the recycling symbol. For drop off we do not accept commingled materials or “mixed paper”. Items MUST be separated. There is a container for newspaper/magazines/catalogs and a separate container for office paper/junk-mail. Plastic bottles #1-#7 can be placed in the same container, but that is separate from the one for tin and aluminum cans.

PLEASE DO NOT MIX RECYCLABLES when using the drop off site.

Drop off Location:
Drop off containers are located on the south side of our Recycling Center at 420 Paul Ave. in Champaign.

(See the map on our Contact Us page) We recommend you take Wilbur Avenue to Fifth Street and then turn left on Paul. Containers will then be on your right hand side.

***Items for drop off should be cleaned and placed in their designated containers.

Please follow the rules and regulations when dropping off. The village is still working on a solution for our recycling center.