Getting Rid of Stuff - Recycling, Donating, etc.

Recycling, Donating, & Getting Rid of Stuff

Get it/Give it away

  • The I.D.E.A. Store is a place where artists, educators, recyclers, and friends can find re-use materials for projects.
  • Freecycle Champaign-Urbana

Recycling and household hazardous waste collection in CU

Yard waste / Leaf collection



Appliances, clothes, furniture, motor oil, batteries, scrap metal, computers, cell phones, paint, packaging materials, building salvage, auto salvage, concrete, propane tanks, tires, smoke detectors, other household items

Hazardous waste

Books, videos, DVDs, sound recordings


  • Doctor’s offices, nursing homes, the local hospital, elementary schools, etc. may accept old magazines.


  • Lions Clubs collect used glasses at several local sites