Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Where to Recycle in Greenville - UPDATED February 27/2010

The #1 place to recycle in Greenville:

Your very own curbside!!!!

If you live in Greenville, IL within the city limits, you will be receiving a blue bin on wheels that you can use for recyclable material. This container is single stream, meaning that no sorting is required. You should have received a flyer from QRS with your water/trash bill that shows you clearly what QRS accepts. Be sure to rinse your materials before putting them in your bin. Nothing with food substances should go in these bins. These bins get put out on the same day as your normal trash.

You may single stream in your very own blue bin:
  • Cardboard (break down to make more room)
  • Plastic 1-7
  • Aluminum
  • Tin Cans
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Mixed Paper
This service begins in Greenville on March 1, 2010!

For those outside the city limits:

located at railroad tracks by FS
Turn South at Harris and 2nd

Also can turn East at 3rd and Water


You may single stream:
  • Cardboard (break down to make more room)
  • Plastic 1-7
  • Aluminum
  • Tin Cans
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Mixed Paper

Ted's Recycling 1-618-326-7399 ***NEW LOCATION
1164 Mulberry Grove Rd., Mulberry Grove, IL
South of the interstate.
Going east on 40- turn right at 4-way stop,
go over interstate and it's on the left.
OR take Mulberry Grove Exit ramp and it's right there, then get right back on entry ramp to 70E to Vandalia.

Everything is inside now, which means that you have to go during business hours:
M-F 8am-5pm
Sat. 8am-12pm

  • Aluminum
  • Iron
  • Steel
  • Cardboard
  • Mixed paper
NOTE: Besides Aluminum in bulk, they take: Aluminum cans, Aluminum pie pans, tin foil, Hershey kiss wrappers
1. These items must be CLEANED of all food.
2. All other aluminum products MUST BE SEPARATE from cans.
They are processed differently.

  • plastic shopping bags
recycling container near check out lanes

  • Re-chargeable batteries
  • Working cell phones (if not working, will only take the rechargeable battery)

Home Depot Parking Lot Bin (bin through Madison Co.) 1-618-659-3682
2500 Troy Road, Edwardsville
Bin is there M-F only!

  • Glass!
(they take other things too, like plastic, magazines, paper)

Inside HomeDepot

  • Energy saving light-bulbs

Montgomery Co. Recycling - Hillsboro
Chris Daniels - Manager

  • Plastics 1-7
  • Cardboard
  • Steel/tin and aluminum cans
  • Newspapers
  • Paper

Highland Recycling Center
329 Madison St., Highland

  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Bulk Mail
  • Phone Books
  • Office Paper
  • Shredded Paper
  • Aluminum Cans and Aluminum Scrap
  • Batteries
  • Steel, Copper, Lead, Brass, Wire, Magnesium, Stainless Steel
  • Catalytic Converters

Office Depot in Edwardsville

6647 Edwardsville Crossing Drive
Edwardsville, IL

  • Cell phones
  • Computer monitors
  • Electronics
  • Inkjet Cartridges
  • NiCad Batteries
  • Office Machines
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Televisions
  • Toner Cartridges
PLEASE go to this link for exact specifications and detailed instructions for above items!!!!
Office Depot in Edwardsville Specifications for Recycling

NOTE: Some of these services require a Tech Box for recycling, where you purchase a box for $5, $10, or $15, put your stuff in, and it gets shipped off. AGAIN, be sure to check link above for details on your recyclable item!

Eagle Recycling Services
26099 Wiedle Road
Carlyle, IL 62231

They buy the following items by the pound:
  • Whole Computers - .10
  • Lap Tops - .13
  • Hard Drives - .15
  • Mother boards and sound/video cards - 1.75
  • Power Supplies - .05
  • Disc & Floppy Drives - .03
  • Cell Phones (without batteries) - .05
  • Monitor board & circuit board scrap - .02
  • Memory Scrap - 3.10
  • Ceramic processor chips 386/486 only - 23.00
  • Ceramic processor chips - medium grade - 13.00
  • Ceramic processor chips - low grade - 3.00
  • Computer Housing - (tin) - .02
  • Batteries - NI cad - LI ion - NiMh - .13
  • Ribbon wire - .20
  • All other insulated copper wire - .65
  • also brass, copper and aluminum

(prices subject to change without notice)

accept but do NOT buy:
  • monitors

Charge $5.00 for TV sets

Guarantee destruction of ALL e-scrap (can watch destroy hard drives if desire)
No min quantity required

Web Innovations and Tech Services - St. Louis/Danville, IL

Here is the list of materials we accept:

  • Computers, Monitors($5 fee), Printers, Cables and Peripherals (keyboards and Mice etc)
  • Office Equipment, Business equipment and machinery including most furniture and operations equipment
  • Networking equipment, Server, telecommunications, Phones,cell phones, clocks, etc
  • Tv’s($10, 15 or 20 fee based on size), VCR, Stereos and like audio and video equipment including cable/satellite
    · Home electronics, blenders, toasters, irons etc and most home furniture(please call)
    · White Goods: Washers, Dryers, dishwashers, furnaces etc ($5 fee)
    · Medical Equipment and all types Diagnostic equipment
    · Electrical, cabling, and Communication machinery and equipment
    · Industrial machinery and equipment including power and gas equipment.
    Lawn Equipment, tools, old mowers, tillers etc.
    · Air conditioners, refrigerators, humidifiers and other Freon containing devices($5 fee)
    · Old motors, transformers, and other electrical equipment.
    · Car and lead-containing batteries and items
    · Cd's, VHS, DVD, Cassette, DAT, and all type of data tapes

For more details on How tos and Tips of Recycling click here: What Can I Recycle Dos and Donts


CZ said...

Thanks for this blog and your heart for the earth.
Just a note...Smith Grove does have a recycling bin for paper but the money now goes to the nursery because we no longer have the school...Thanks

Scruffy_McDogson said...

Why is glass not recycled in Greenville? This is a very common recyclable item and it is difficult for many to drive to Edwardsville Everytime their glass bin is filled. This is a problem that needs to be remedied.