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America Recycles Day – MEGA Recycling Event – CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER

November 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


11/18/17 8:00 a.m. UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to severe weather.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.  

The Ecology Action Center and Illinois Wesleyan University are hosting a MEGA Recycling Event in the IWU Hansen Center parking lot from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

This event is one of thousands across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, the nationally recognized day to promote and encourage recycling in the United States.

Most families recycle items we typically think of: plastic food containers, glass bottles, newspapers, cardboard, aluminum cans, etc. But what about other items?  For one day only, residents can recycle the “other” recyclables at one place at the same time!

On America Recycles Day at IWU, residents can recycle:

  • Electronics (computers, radios, cellphones, ipods, VCRs, DVD players, etc.)
  • Clothes, textiles, and shoes (usable or not) courtesy of Home Sweet Home Ministries HSHRenew
  • Eyeglasses, hearing aids, holiday lights, keys, printer cartridges (courtesy of the Lions Club)
  • Mattresses (Kern Mattress Outlet)
  • Books (Books 2 Benefit)
  • Wall-mounted thermostats containing mercury (Town of Normal Public Works)
  • Corks
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • TerraCycle items (see list at
  • As an added bonus, there will be FREE confidential paper shredding on site too.

All items will be properly recycled by licensed recyclers where applicable.


Please note, the following items CANNOT be accepted at this event:

  • No CRT/tube-style TVs or monitors.
  • No household appliances – large or small.
  • NO Household hazardous waste items  – NO chemicals, paints, automotive fluids, car batteries, tires, pesticides, fertilizers, etc. These items cannot be accepted at this event and must wait for a future household hazardous waste collection event.
  • This event is for residential materials only – no business materials accepted.

Questions?  Please contact Kris Hall at the Ecology Action Center at (309) 454-3169 x. 12.




November 18, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Illinois Wesleyan University Hansen Center Parking Lot
300 East Beecher Street
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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