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Madison County Recycling Collections
As part of the County's Sustainability Program, the Planning and Development Department periodically hosts free, one-day recycling collections for Madison County residents. These events provide an opportunity to recycle or properly dispose of waste that cannot be handled through curbside pick-up programs, including household hazardous waste and electronic waste. Please browse the sections below for information on upcoming events. 

Please note that while all of our events are free for Madison County residents, appointments are required. Please use the booking bar at the top of this page, or the direct registration links listed in the event sections below, to reserve your spot


Madison County E-Waste Collections
Madison County, in partnership with the Illinois EPA, hosts several elctronics recycling collections annually at various locations throughout the county. Please find below a list of accepted and prohibited items. Please email for additional information regarding accepted and prohibited materials. 

Accepted Materials:

  • Anything with a cord
  • Home electronics and televisions
  • Computers and monitors
  • Small appliances
  • Air conditioners
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators
  • Furnaces
  • Lawn Equipment

Prohibited Materials:

  • Business and contractor waste
  • Paint
  • Hazardous waste
  • Batteries
  • Oils
  • Propane tanks
  • Oxygen tanks
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Devices containing mercury, including smoke detectors
  • DVDs, VHSs, CDs, or cassette tapes
  • Transformers or ballasts


Update 11/12/19 - Event Registration Closed (Full)

November 16
, 2019 at the Chouteau Township Shed (map below)
Please click here to schedule an appointment and here to view the event flyer.


The 2019 Great Pumpkin Purge!

November 2nd, 9 AM - 11 AM
Games - Prizes - Raffles

Three Locations

Alton Middle School - 2200 College Ave, Alton, IL
Willoughby Farm - 631 Willoughby Ln, Collinsville, IL
Highland Middle School - 2813 State Route 160, Highland, IL

"Don't trash that old pumpkin--
Compost it with Madison County!" 

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 Feel free to download our various sized PDFs to distribute locally in your schools and communities!

 Poster Size 
 Full Sheet
 Half Sheet 


Madison County Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Madison County hosts two Household Hazardous Waste collections each year at various locations throughout the county. Please find below a list of accepted and prohibited items. Please email for additional information regarding accepted and prohibited materials. 

Accepted Materials

  • Oil based paints
  • Pesticides, herbicides, lawn fertilizers/chemicals
  • Cleaning solvents
  • Paint thinners
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Antifreeze, motor oil, old gasoline
  • Pool chemicals
  • Household batteries
  • Items containing mercury (i.e. thermostats, thermometers)
  • Medicines
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Fluorescent lights.

Prohibited Materials:

  • Latex paint
  • Used tires
  • Ammunition
  • Agricultural wastes
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Farm machinery oil
  • Business or biohazard waste.


Upcoming Hazardous Waste Collections:

2020 Hazardous Waste Collections TBA

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