Mega Recycling


One Day, One Time, One Place – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Northeast corner of the Shirk Center Parking Lot  – Just drive up, we’ll unload!

Recycle many things at once!

  • Electronics (TVs, computers, VCRs, phones, small kitchen appliances, etc.)
  • Household Batteries (alkaline, watch batteries, rechargeables)
  • Clothing and textiles (usable or not)
  • Shoes (usable or not)
  • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs)
  • Plastic Garden Pots
  • Terracycle items (listed below)
  • Free residential document shredding courtesy of Confidential Onsite Paper Shredding
Residential Wastes ONLY—no business wastes accepted


Call the Ecology Action Center for more information: (309) 454-3169


HSH     TerraCycle Logo

Terracycle items to be collected:

  • Inkjet & Toner Cartridge Brigade – any brand of inkjet cartridges and any toner cartridges
  • Personal Care & Beauty Brigade- Any used personal care or beauty product packaging including, but not limited to lipstick cases, shampoo bottles, powder cases, etc.  Nail polish bottles, hairspray & deodorant cans are NOT accepted.  Plastic deodorant items ARE accepted.
  • Scotch Tape Brigade – Any brand and any size plastic tape dispenser and core.
  • MOM Brands Cereal Bag Brigade – All plastic cereal bags and cereal bag liners of any brand.
  • Energy Bar Wrapper Brigade – Any foiled lined energy & granola bar wrapper.
  • Cheese Packaging Brigade – Any brand of cheese packaging
  • Elmer’s Glue Crew Brigade – Any size Elmer’s brand glue sticks, plastic glue bottles, refill jars & Elmer’s glitter glue tubes.
  • Diaper Packaging Brigade – Any brand and any size of outer plastic packaging on diaper products.
  • Drink Pouch Brigade – Any brand of drink pouch.  WE DO NOT ACCEPT JUICE BOXES.
  • Lunch Kit Brigade – Any brand & any size lunch kit packaging, excluding cardboard.
  • Cell Phone Brigade – Any brand & size of cell phones; phone chargers or loose batteries are accepted.
  • Cleaner Packaging Brigade – Pumps, triggers, pouches & flexible cleaner product packaging
  • Dairy Tub Brigade – all cream cheese tubs & lids, all sour cream tubs & lids, all cheese tubs & lids, all yogurt tubs & lids, all butter tubs & lids, all margarine tubs & lids, any other dairy product tub, foil tops, plastic tub tops & any other type of packaging on all dairy tubs.
  • Bear Naked Brigade – Bear Naked granola bags, Bear Naked trail mix bags, Bear Naked Granola cookie boxes.
  • Hot Cereal Brigade – Better Oats hot cereal pouches, I Love Oats hot cereal pouches, and any other brand of hot cereal pouches.
  • Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Brigade – toothpaste tubes, toothpaste caps, toothbrushes, floss containers, mouthwash bottles, mouthwash caps, deodorant containers and caps, plastic soap wrappers.  Please note: This Brigade does not accept aerosol deodorant cans.
  • Snack Bag Brigade: chip bags, tortilla chip bags, pretzel bags, pita chip bags, bagel chip bags, soy crisp bags, salty snack bags
  • Brita® Brigade®: We will accept Brita® pitchers, Brita® bottles, all types of Brita® filters and filter packaging, and Brita® faucet filtration systems.
  • The Naked Grape Cork Brigade – natural corks, wine screw caps, synthetic corks, and foil wine cork wrappers
  • Cigarette Waste Brigade – extinguished cigarettes, cigarette filters, loose tobacco pouches, outer plastic packaging, inner foil packaging, rolling paper and ash
  • Miscellaneous E-waste Brigade –  Cameras, digital cameras, camcorders, GPS units, and graphing calculators
  • GoGo Squeez Brigade –  Healthy snack plastic pouches and caps
  • Entenmann’s Little Bites Pouches: Only Entemann’s Little Bites plastic pouches are accepted.