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Champaign County electronic recycling event taking place on May 20th

The City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission and the Village of Savoy are teaming up for another electronic recycling program for selected Champaign County residents.

The event will take place May 20th at Parkland College, and online registration opens up on Monday, April 3rd. Registration can be done at

For more information in regards to what items will be accepted and registration details, check out a description and flyer below:

Champaign County will be utilizing an online registration system again for this event.  We did this for the Oct ’16 event & it proved to be very successful!  Residents’ wait times went from 3+ hours to only 1-3 minutes.  The details of the registration are on the flyer (the registration does not open until Mon, April 3rd).  Residents will be able to pick a 15-minute time slot (for the morning of Sat, May 20th) to drop off their unwanted electronics.  

After residents register, they will receive a postcard in the mail 5-7 days prior to the event, which they will need to bring with them as entry into the event.  This event is weather permitting; there is no rain make-up day.  Items will be accepted from residents only; items will not be accepted from commercial businesses, property managers/owners, school districts, or non-profits.  

There is a 2 TV limit per postcard & a 10-item total limit; see this list for accepted & non-accepted items:

In between electronic collection events, there are local recyclers that will accept old electronics (besides CRT tube TV’s) for drop off throughout the year:

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