How can I recycle paint and electronics? How can I recycle paint and electronics?

How can I recycle paint and electronics?

Please do not dispose of paint or electronics in your regular garbage. Area residents can easily recycle paint and electronics, free, at Western Illinois Regional Council's Tri-County Collection facility.

What Can I Recycle?

  Paint Electronics
Can be Accepted for Recyling
  • Interior and exterior latex
  • Alkyd enamel
  • Oil-based paint
  • Porch, floor, deck paint
  • Oil and latex primers
  • Interior and exterior varnish
  • Urethane
  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • All computer parts
  • Computer cables
  • Televisions
  • Printers
  • Cell phones
  • Game consoles
  • DVD/Blu-Ray players
  • Hard drives
  • Copiers
  • Radios
  • Clocks
  • Cameras
  • Microwaves
  • Vacuum cleaners (no bags)
  • Phones
  • Metal tools
  • Portable battery tools
  • Keyboards
  • Car batteries
  • Lawn mower batteries
Cannot be Accepted for Recycling
  • Aerosols (spray cans)
  • Adhesives
  • Automotive paint
  • Brushes
  • Rags
  • Rollers
  • Industrial/two-part paint
  • Joint compounds
  • Roofing tar
  • Solvents
  • Air conditioners
  • Dryers
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Washers

What Happens To the Items I Recycle?

WIRC upcycles cell phones and other electronics when possible. Other items are processed and shipped to a reclamation unit where heavy metals and other dangerous elements are removed for reuse and to keep them from the landfill.

What Do I Do With The Items I Can't Recycle at WIRC?

For appliances, please check with your waste hauler. For chemicals WIRC cannot accept, please check with your local health department as many communities organize a dangerous chemical disposal day once each year.

Where Can I Drop Off Items?

Main Collection Facility

Bring your items to the Tri-County Collection Facility, 129 West Jackson Street, Macomb, Illinois. The entrance is on the south side of the building, accessed through the parking lot off West Washington Street. Drop-off hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 to 12:30, and on the first Saturday of each month from 8:00 to noon.

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Convenient Community Drop-Off Locations

WIRC partners with communities for drop off at the following locations:

  • Fulton County:
    • Canton: Report to Fulton County Health Department (700 E. Oak St., Room 100) for specific drop-off instructions, or call 309-647-1134. 
      You can drop off items on Thursdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Hancock County:
    • Carthage: Report to the Hancock County Highway Department office (1006 E. Wabash) for specific drop-off instructions, or call 217-357-3155. 
      You can drop off items on Fridays only from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
  • Henderson County:
    • Gladstone: Report to the Main Office (208 W. Elm Street) for drop-off instructions, or call 309-627-2812 
      You can drop off items Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, closed holidays.
  • Knox County
    • Galesburg (Electronics only): Report to Galesburg Transit office (567 S. Farnham St) for drop-off instructions, or call 309-342-4242. You can drop off items Wednesdays only from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
    • Galesburg (Paint only): Report to Wal-Mart parking lot (just off North Henderson Ave. East of the garden center) for drop-off instructions, or call 309-345-3614. You can drop off items the third Saturday of each month from 8:00 am to noon.
    • Williamsfield: Report to Village Shed (117 West Gale St) for drop-off instructions, or call 309-639-2303. Call for current hours.
  • Mercer County
    • Aledo: Report to City Hall (120 N. College Avenue) for drop-off instructions, or call 309-582-7241. You can drop off items on Thursdays from 8:30 to 3:30.
    • Sherrard: Report to Village Hall (517 3rd Street) for drop-off instructions, or call 309-593-2415. You can drop off on Fridays from 8:00 to 11:00 and Noon to 3:00.
  • McDonough County:
    • Colchester: Report to City Hall (500 E. Roberts St) for drop-off instructions, or call 309-776-3005.
      You can drop off items Monday - Friday 8:00 am - noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
    • Macomb: Report to Tri-County Regional Collection Facility (510 N. Pearl St) for drop-off instructions, or call 309-331-4781.
      You can drop items off every first Saturday of each month 8:00 am - noon. 
  • Schuyler County:
    • Rushville: Report to City Hall (200 W. Washington) for drop-off instructions, or call 217-322-3833.
      You can drop off items Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
  • Warren County:
    • Monmouth: Report to Monmouth Transfer Station office (South 11th St) for drop-off instructions, or call 309-734-2515.
      You can drop off items Saturdays 8:00 am to noon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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