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Champaign County Recycling
Champaign County Guide for Recycling Electronics
The City co-hosts a bi-annual Residential Electronics Collection Event (typically in May and October). Residents are required to register in order to participate. For more details (including event dates), please visit the online registration website.
There are local recyclers that will accept your old electronics for drop off throughout the year. (As of October 2017, Best Buy will accept most TVs for recycling for a $25 fee.) Please click on the following link for more information about where to recycle electronics year-round: Where Do I Recycle Unwanted Electronics Year-Round?
At the bi-annual collection events, there is a limit of four TVs per person; all sizes, types, & models of TV’s will be accepted, including CRT tube TV’s. There is a seven-item total limit. Please visit the online registration website for a complete list of accepted and non-accepted items.
The City co-hosts an annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Champaign County (typically in April). These events are open to all State of Illinois residents; however, residents are required to register in order to participate. For more details (including event dates), please visit the online registration website. If you need assistance registering, please call 217-403-4780.
McLean County Electronic Recycling
McLean County Medicine Disposal
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McLean County Hazardous Waste Collection
McLean County Waste Haulers
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We all have tee shirts in drawers, stuffed in boxes, up in the attic or down in the basement. Don't let those memories just lie around. Stir up the fun and reminisce.
- Concert tees
- Vacation tees
- Scout tees
- School tees
- Greek tees
- Race tees
- Military tees
Or mix them all together for a lifetime of memories!
Let KizzieBelle Creations make a quilt just for you.
Never clean out your paper files again with the color coded system from FreedomFiler.com where the color coding represents how LONG you should keep the documents.
Organize My Clutter can help set up the system, file the necessary documents, shred and discard the unnecessary ones, and teach you how to use the system most efficiently. Refer to our Pricing page for service options.
Remove your name from direct mailing lists at National Do Not Mail List
If you opt out by phone or internet, you are automatically signed up for 5 years, after which your information will be back in circulation and you will start receiving pre-screened offers again.
To opt out permanently, visit www.optoutprescreen.com and request a printed form which you’ll have to sign and mail back in. The permanent opt out form will require your social security number. This is a legitimate form used to stop the prescreening determined by Consumer Credit Reporting Companies (Equifax, Experian, Innovis, and TransUnion.)
Stop receiving unsolicited commercial mail from many national companies for five years at The Direct Marketing Association's (DMA) Mail Preference Service (MPS) which will reduce most unsolicited mail but will not stop mailings from organizations that do not use the DMA's MPS.
For more tips on reducing your Junk Mail, click here.
The Federal Trade Commission's national Do-Not-Call (DNC) registry: Do Not Call Registry
- You can register your home or mobile phone for free.
- After you register, other types of organizations may still call you, such as charities, political groups, debt collectors and surveys. To learn more, read the Do Not Call Registry FAQs.
- If you received an unwanted call after your number was on the National Registry for 31 days, report it to the FTC.
To receive fewer unsolicited telemarketing calls, you can also register for The Direct Marketing Association's Telephone Preference Service (TPS), which allows you to "opt out" of national telemarketing lists. The registration form found here, will allow you to significantly reduce the amount of unsolicited telemarketing calls you receive. Learn more and see other options here.
For more tips on reducing telemarketing calls, click here.
We recommend using the Unsubscribe button on all your unwanted messages.
Don't delete them, instead, move them to your spam folder to train your email filter.
Here are some tips from PC World: 5 ways to stop spam from invading your email
'Protect My Choices' Plug-Ins on your internet browser help protect your web viewing data which can affect what ads you see. Download the PMC extensions from: https://youradchoices.com/pmc
Reduce Your Risk of Identity Theft
Here are some ways you can reduce your risk of identity theft.
- Never respond to an email asking you to confirm or verify account information, even if it looks official.
- Don’t give out your credit card number or other personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call and you are sure the company is reputable.
- Shop online only if the site is secure.
- Shred financial records, bank statements, credit card bills and pre-approved credit card applications before you throw them away.
- Reducing the amount of junk mail you receive can help you minimize your risk of identity theft.
- Place a "credit security freeze" on your credit file.
Security Data Breach Notices
Sometimes, the risk of identity theft is out of your control. If you receive a “data breach” notification, it means your personal or financial information may have been compromised because a third party’s computer files have been hacked, putting you at risk for identity theft.
- If the data breach notice offers free credit monitoring, you may wish to sign up for the service.
File a Fraud Alert
To file a fraud alert call (800) 525-6285 (automated line). You will need to provide your SSN and other personal information. You will receive a notice to confirm the alert.
If you have received a data breach notice, you may wish to contact one of the three major credit reporting agencies to file a free Fraud Alert. The 90-day alert helps to prevent the identity thief from opening new accounts in your name. You only need to contact one agency because that agency is required by law to notify the other two agencies.
- Experian - Call (888) 397-3742 (automated line), OR
- file online at www.experian.com
- TransUnion - Call (800) 680-7289, OR
- file online at www.transunion.com
- Equifax Fraud Alert - (888) 766-0008, OR
- file online at www.equifax.com
You may also wish to consider filing a Credit Security Freeze, to prevent anyone from opening new accounts in your name.
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Find nonprofits and charities to volunteer your services or donate to and filter by specific issues/causes in an area near you at GreatNonProfits.org.
Reduce Unwanted Mail and Phone Appeals with these tips.
Hoarding Disorder (HD) is a mental health disorder where people have difficulty getting rid of possessions that are no longer useful, and efforts to get rid of the items causes distress.
Simply collecting or owning lots of things does not mean someone has Hoarding Disorder. Learn how to determine if your clutter is hoarding, collecting, or squalor: hoarding.iocdf.org
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