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Mega Recycling

April 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

At this year’s Illinois Sustainable Living & Wellness Expo he Ecology Action Center with partners Home Sweet Home Ministries, Midwest Fiber, the Lions Club and Bloomington-Normal Terracycle will once again offer one-stop drop off for recycling the morning of the Expo. Recycling will be available from 9-noon.

Accepted Items


  • Computer towers
  • All computer parts except for CRT Monitors
  • Printers, scanners, fax machines
  • DVD players/VCR
  • Video Game consoles
  • Radios, Stereos, MP3, cell phones
  • Cameras
  • LCD type monitors and LCD  type TVs
  • Microwaves
  • Loose cords

Textiles – wearable or not


Hearing Aids


Christmas lights

Corrugated plastic yard signs (such as campaign signs)


  • Writing Instruments (Pen, Markers, Highlighters, Sharpies and all lids.  Also Mechanical Pencils)
  • Drink Pouches (like CapriSun, any brand pouch – no juice boxes)
  • Oral Care (Toothpaste Tubes & Packaging, Toothbrushes & Packaging, Dental Floss Containers)
  • Tape Dispensers (the dispensers and ring)
  • Tom’s of Maine (any Tom’s of Maine packaging – Toothpaste tubes, Deodorant (plastic, not aerosol), Mouth Wash Bottles, ap)
  • Energy Bar and Granola Bar Wrappers
  • E-Waste – NO Large Items – only Cell Phones, eReaders, printer cartridges
  • GoGo squeeze – (Applesauce pouches with spout -any brand)
  • Personal care and beauty items – all personal care/makeup packaging, including plastic deodorant items (NO hairspray or deodorant cans, no nail polish bottles)
  • Cereal bags – all plastic cereal bags
  • Solo Cups – only #6 rigid plastic cups
  • Diaper packaging
  • Lunch kits – packaging from “lunchable” type products – excluding cardboard
  • Cleaner packaging – pumps, triggers, pouches and flexible cleaner product packaging
  • Brita products – pitchers, bottles, filters/packaging
  • Wine Corks – natural corks, wine screw caps, synthetic corks, foil wine cork wrappers
  • Cigarette waste – extinguished cigarettes, filters, all packaging
  • Entenmann’s Little Bites Pouches – one Entenmann’s muffin plastic pouches
  • Glad Food Storage – any brand plastic wrap, Press’n Seal wrap, food storage containers and lids, food storage bags
  • Performance Nutrition products – GU brand packaging
  • Pet food – only TruFood and Open Farm Pet food packaging
  • Snack Bags – any size chip/snack bags

Paper for shredding – Midwest Fiber’s Confidential Paper Shredding truck will be on hand for your convenience.

Items NOT accepted


  • No CRT TVs or Monitors
  • No Household electronics such as lamps,  vacuums…
  • No Kitchen appliances small or large
  • No Dehumidifiers
  • No Air Conditioners

No Household Hazardous materials – including paint, stains, chemicals of any kind

No batteries or lightbulbs

No plastic garden pots

This list is subject to change before the event. Please call the EAC with any questions – 309-454-3169 ext 12.

Volunteers Needed

Sign up to Volunteer at MEGA Recycling


April 9, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Illinois Wesleyan University Shirk Center
1312 Park Street
Bloomington, 61701
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Ecology Action Center

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