Where are the Madison County Recycling Collection Centers?
There are seven (7) recycling collection centers throughout the county. The locations are as follows:
|Edwardsville Home Depot||2500 Troy Rd., Edwardsville|
|Alton Public Works Dept.||2 Emma Kaus Ln., Alton|
|Granite City Public Works Dept.||25th St./ Railroad Tracks, Granite City|
|Hamel Township Highway Dept.||406 N. Old US Rte. 66, Hame|
|Marine Township Highway Dept.||4303 Marine Rd., Marine|
|Maryville Public Works Dept.||8 Schiber Ct., Maryville|
|Olive Township Highway Dept.||8363 Frontage Rd., New Douglas|
What items are accepted at the Madison County Recycling Collection Centers?
Paper, cardboard, newspaper, #1-5 & #7 plastics, aluminum cans, steel cans, glass bottles and jars, magazines, junk mail, and chipboard are accepted at the recycling collection centers.
Where can I safely dispose of old or expired prescriptions and medications?
Madison County currently funds the Rx4 Safety program in partnership with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office. This program is designed to reduce environmental impacts and promote awareness of the abuse of prescription medications being used in unintended ways. Unwanted and unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medications can be taken to local police departments. Call your local law enforcement agency for drop-off availability.
Where can I recycle compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL's)?
CFL bulbs have a small amount of mercury in them and should not be disposed of in a landfill. You can take your burned-out CFL bulbs to any Home Depot customer service desk for free recycling.
Where can I recycle motor oil and automotive batteries?
If an auto-parts store in Madison County contains the words “Mart”, “Lube”, or “Zone” in their name, then they likely participate in automobile battery and oil recycling. Please call your local auto-parts store for details and any fees associated with this service.
How should I dispose of my leftover latex or oil-based paints?
The best option for paint disposal is to use the paint you purchase— either on the project for which the paint was intended or by applying the remaining paint to scrap lumber or cardboard. Keep children and pets away while the paint dries, and place the scrap material in with your regular trash. Alternately, you can let the latex paint solidify in a well-ventilated area away from children and pets and throw it out with your regular trash. You can expedite the solidification process by mixing the paint with absorbents such as newspaper or cat litter. Empty spray paint cans can also be recycled. To empty spray paint cans, spray remaining paint on scrap wood or cardbaord, then place it in your recycle bin. Do not puncture the cans prior to disposal.
General tips for handling and disposing of household hazardous products:
Buy only the quantities you need
• Keep products in their original containers, and store them according to label directions
• Avoid skin contact and vapors
• Never mix products, violent chemical reactions could occur
• If a product exceeds your needs, ask friends, relatives, neighbors, or charitable organizations if they want them
• Always dispose of these products in an approved manner, or take them to an Illinois EPA household hazardous waste collection
May I throw away my old electronics?
Effective January 1, 2012, the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act banned seventeen (17) types of electronics from being disposed of at a landfill. The law establishes a statewide system for recycling and reusing computers, monitors, televisions, and printers discarded from residences by requiring electronic manufacturers to participate in the management of discarded and unwanted electronic products. The following electronics are banned from landfills: televisions, monitors, printers, computers (including tablet and laptop computers), electronic keyboards, fax machines, videocassette recorders, portable digital music players, DVD players, video game consoles, small-scale servers, scanners, electronic mice, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers, and DVD recorders.
What electronics can I recycle?
Computers (including laptops), monitors, televisions, printers, mobile phones, computer cables, computer mice, keyboards, fax machines, MP3 players, PDA’s, and video game consoles are all recyclable. Please call your electronic recycler prior to visiting to get a list of their accepted items and drop-off procedures.
Where in Madison County can I recycle my electronics?
There are multiple electronic recyclers in Madison County. Please call your recycler prior to visiting to get a list of their accepted items and drop-off procedures. Cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions may only be accepted at some locations. On the opposite page is a list of electronic recyclers located in Madison County; for additional electronic recyclers near you, visit http://www.call2recycle.org/locator/
200 Second Ave., Edwardsville
5257 St. Rt. 157,Edwardsville
410 Grand Avenue., East Alton
1719 Homer Adams Pkwy, Alton
210 Junction Dr., Glen Carbon
1435 Vaughn Rd., Wood River
|Metro East Recycling
9200 Collinsville Rd., Collinsville
|Metro East Recycling
116 State St., Madison
415 Ridge St., Alton
|Totall Metal Recycling
2700 Missouri Ave., Granite City
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the Madison County Planning and Development Department at: (618)296-4468 or email@example.com.