About this Event:

LAST UPDATED October 12, 2020:

The fall residential electronics collection event is now concluded The next event will take place on Saturday, May 22, 2021 and this online registration for that event will open on Monday, April 12, 2021.

Is there a place for me to bring electronic items year-round for recycling?
Yes, there are several free year-round local recycling options (with the exception of most TVs).

*Who can participate in the Fall 2020 event?
These events are for residents who live in the participating communities in Champaign County.  Which communities in Champaign County are participating?  As of 9/8/20, the participating communities include: Bondville, Broadlands, Champaign, Fisher, Gifford, Homer, Ivesdale, Longview, Ludlow, Mahomet, Ogden, Pesotum, Rantoul, St. Joseph, Sadorus, Savoy, Sidney, Thomasboro, Tolono, Urbana, and Unincorporated Champaign County

Who should not register for the Fall 2020 event?
Residents who live outside of Champaign County or in non-participating communities in Champaign County should not register for this event.  Which communities in Champaign  County are not participating?  As of 9/8/20, the non-participating communities include: Foosland, Philo, & Royal


How will I know if I completed my registration?
Immediately after you register for an event, you will receive a confirmation email and/or text (if you entered a cell phone number).  If you do not receive a confirmation email and/or text, then you might not have registered completely.  Please make sure that you submitted all of the required information and checked all of the required boxes, in order to secure your spot.  (Please note: if you did not provide an email address, or you only provided a landline phone number, then you will not receive a confirmation email and/or text.)

What happens after I register?  And when will I receive my postcard ticket?
Approximately 10-14 days before the event you will receive your postcard in the mail. The postcard will serve as your 'ticket' into the event.  If you do not receive your postcard in the mail before the event, it is acceptable to show us your confirmation email/text instead.

Is there a limit to how many items I can bring?
Yes, there is a FOUR television limit per person/postcard and a SEVEN item total limit.  ALL TYPES, MODELS, AND SIZES OF TVs, INCLUDING CRT TUBE TVs, ARE ACCEPTED!  (And no, a computer monitor is NOT considered a TV.)

What items will be accepted?
These items ONLY please: TVs (all types), computers, monitors (all types), printers, electronic keyboards, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players/recorders, portable digital music players, video game consoles, electronic mice, scanners, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers, accessory computer/monitor speaker, small scale servers sold at retail, sound bar, ink & toner cartridges, loose wires (e.g., extension cords, surge protectors, cables, etc.), microwaves, holiday string lights, all phones & phone accessories, digital cameras/mini cams, digital projectors, telecom equipment, uninterrupted power supplies (e.g., battery backups, chargers), rechargeable batteries, networking equipment (e.g., switches, routers, hubs, modems), external drives, and circuit boards.  (Small items can be bundled or put into a small box and counted as only 1 item.)

What items will NOT be accepted?
We will NOT be accepting wooden stereo speakers or metal stereo speaks, liquid-containing items, freon-containing items (e.g., AC units, dehumidifiers), white goods (e.g., freezers, refrigerators, dishwashers), small appliances (e.g., blenders, coffee makers, toasters), exercise equipment (treadmills, etc.), lamps, vacuum cleaners, fans, thermostats & thermometers, light bulbs, fluorescent bulbs or tubes, smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, loose alkaline batteries.  (For information about where to recycle or dispose of these items, please visit the links that are towards the bottom of this page.)

Where do these events take place?
Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave, Champaign (but Parkland is ONLY the host site, so please do not call them with any questions).  On the morning of the event, please use the DUNCAN ROAD ENTRANCE into Parkland and then follow the signs.  (A map will be provided on your postcard.)

Can we carpool?
Yes, carpooling is allowed and encouraged, i.e., you can use multiple postcards for one vehicle.

Can someone else drop off my items for me?
Yes, so long as they have your postcard (or a copy of your confirmation email/text), then someone else can drop off your items for you.

Will assistance be provided removing items from my vehicle?
Yes, there will be volunteers to help unload your items, so please do not have anything surrounding your electronics that you do not want taken out of your vehicle by mistake!

How long does the drop-off process take?
Maybe you've experienced long lines at previous events, but with this registration system, the drop-off wait times have drastically reduced.  Now, it typically takes no longer than 10 to 20 minutes, at the most.

Do I need to arrive early (before my scheduled appointment time)?
NO, we ask that you please do not arrive early.  In order to keep things running smoothly, we ask that you arrive DURING your scheduled 15-minute time slot.

What happens if it rains?
The events go ahead rain or shine, that includes thunder and lightning.  Please keep in mind that rain will slow things down, but the wait should still be minimal.  The weather would have to get very severe before we cancel.

What should I do if I need to cancel/change my appointment?
There is a cancellation link in your confirmation email.  Or you can call one of the numbers below or email recycling@champaignil.gov.

Were you unable to find an answer to your question?
You can email recycling@champaignil.gov or call City of Champaign 217-403-4780, City of Urbana 217-384-2302, or Champaign County 217-819-4127.

Where can I find other useful information about recycling?

Contact us

EMAIL: recycling@champaignil.gov