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Disclaimer:  The following directory of links is intended for informational purposes only and does not represent a specific endorsement by the Global Warming Solutions Group of Central Illinois.  If you would like more information on any of these topics, feel free to email us at info@gwsolutionsgroup.com and we will attempt to research an answer for you in a timely manner.

Government Agencies (Federal)

Government Agencies (State & Local)

Community Education Calendars

Curbside Recycling Programs

  • Bartonville – PDC. 309-688-0760.
  • Chillicothe – Wigand Disposal.  309-274-4589.
  • Moline – Midland Davis.  309-764-3723.
  • Peoria – PDC.  309-674-5176.  www.pdcarea.com/peoria
  • Peoria Heights – Eagle Enterprises.  1-888-932-2936.  www.eerecycling.com
  • Princeville – Eagle Enterprises.  888-932-2936.  www.eerecycling.com
  • West Peoria – Waste Management.  309-694-6246 or http://www.wm.com

Recycling Drop-off Locations in Central Illinois

  • Bartonville – Bartonville Square – 1405 W Garfield
  • Brimfield – Brimfield Library – 111 S. Galena St.
  • Edwards – City/County Drop-off – 11501 W Cottonwood Rd
  • Elmwood – Elmwood Mobile Recycling – Lilac and Evergreen
  • Mossville – Midwest Fiber – 11709 N Galena Rd
  • Peoria – Northpoint Shopping Center – 8721 N Knoxville
  • Peoria – Sterling Bazaar – 3811 N Sterling
  • Princeville – Parks School and Evans Mill Rd

Click here to download the latest list from Peoria County Recycling.  The list includes drop-off centers, appliances, automotive, cartridges, cell phones, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), computers, electronics, fire extinguishers, glass bottles, metals, motor oil, paper, cardboard, paint, plastic bottles, plastic bags, propane tanks, tires, and yard waste.

CFL Recycling Drop-off Locations

Compact Fluorescent light bulbs use 75% less energy and last 10 times longer than the traditional incandescent light bulbs and are a critical component to reducing energy usage of homes and businesses.  However, it is critical that they are not thrown in the trash when they stop working as they contain small amounts of mercury that are harmful to humans and wildlife.  The simplest solution to disposing of CFL’s is to take them to an authorized drop-off location.

  • Arcola
    • True Value – 111 W. Springfield Road.  217-367-6458
  • Bartonville –
    • Bartonville Hardware – 1201 W Garfield Ave, Bartonville.  309-697-2111.
  • Bloomington
    • Springfield Electric – 902 Four Seasons Road.  309-663-5331.
  • Brimfield
    • True Value – 107 W Knoxville Street.  309-446-3631
  • Bushnell
    • Batson Ace Hardware – 426 E Main.  309-772-3700
  • Canton
    • Fulton County Health Department – 700 East Oak Street, 309-647-1134
  • Carlyle
    • Clinton County Health Department – 930-A Fairfax Street, 618-594-2723.
  • Champaign
    • True Value – 2010 Round Barn Road.  217-379-3611
  • Chillicothe
    • True Value – 307 W Walnut Street.  309-274-2860.
  • Clinton
    • Ace Hardware – 114 N Madison Street.  217-935-9491.
  • Decatur
    • Springfield Electric – 3575 North Woodford.  217-875-8000.
  • East Peoria
    • Builder’s Cash N Carry True Value – 300 S Main, East Peoria.  309-699-3959
    • Springfield Electric – 225 W Washington Street.  309-694-2000
    • Sutherland Ace Hardware – 2244 E Washington Street.  309-694-3465.
  • Fairbury
    • Ace Hardware – 203 W. Maple Street.  815-692-4488.
  • Farmington
    • Ace Hardware – 1050 E. Fort Street.  505-327-3491
  • Galesburg
    • Knox County Health Department – 1361 Fremont.  309-344-2224
  • Gibson City
    • Ace Hardware – 119-129 N. Sangamon Ave.  217-789-4273
  • Havana
    • Ace Hardware – 207 W. Main.  309-543-2326.
  • Jacksonville
    • Ace Hardware – 900 W. Morton.  217-245-9563.
    • Morgan County Health Department – 345 W. State Street.  217-245-5111.
  • Lewistown
    • City of Lewistown – 119 S. Adams Street.  309-547-4306.
    • True Value – 405 Walnut.  309-365-2241
  • Lincoln
    • Ace Hardware – 521 N. Kickapoo.  217-732-1456.
    • Logan County Health Department – 109 Third Street.  217-735-2317.
  • Macomb
    • West Side Lumber Company – 1301 W. Jackson Street.  309-833-4145.
    • McDonough County Health Department – 505 E. Jackson.  309-837-9951.
  • Mahomet
    • Mahomet Ace Hardware – 804 Eastwood Center Suite 9D.  217-586-3747.
  • Mattoon
    • Kull Lumber Company – 17th & Richmond.  217-234-6495.
    • Springfield Electric – 1500 Old State Road.  217-235-5671.
  • Metamora
    • Village Ace Hardware – 510 Woodland Knolls Rd.  309-383-2223.
  • Monmouth
    • Warren County Health Department – 400 N. Main Street.  309-734-1314.
  • Morton
    • Affiliated Home Center – 901 Detroit Avenue.  309-263-2071.
  • Mt. Zion
    • Kenney’s Mt Zion Ace Hardware – 200 Spitler Park Plaza Drive.  217-864-9314.
  • Normal
    • Ace Hardware – 204 E. College.  309-454-5413.
  • Oglesby
    • Ace Hardware – 117 W. Walnut Street.  815-883-3637.
  • Ottawa
    • Home Hardware – 814 Clinton Street.  815-433-1800.
  • Pekin
    • Ace Hardware – 2101 Court Street.  309-346-2235
  • Peoria
    • Ace Hardware – 120 W. McClure Ave.  309-685-2613
    • Home Depot – 5026 W. Holiday Dr, Peoria.  309-688-9700
    • Nena’s Hardware – 1415 W Forrest Hill, Peoria.  309-693-3819
    • Tim’s Ace Hardware – 8903 N. Knoxville Ave.  309-689-1133
  • Peru
    • Debo Ace Hardware – 1713 4th Street.  815-223-0461.
    • Springfield Electric – 2841 May Road.  815-223-2650.
  • Pontiac
    • Livingston County Health Department – 310 E. Torrance Ave.  815-844-7174.
  • Princeton
    • Gustafson’s Ace Hardware – 525 N. Main Street.  815-879-2791.
  • Rushville
    • Kerr Home Center – 117 W. Washington Street.  217-322-6715
  • Shelbyville
    • Shelbyville Ace Hardware – Hwy 16 West.  217-774-2723.
  • Springfield
    • Ace Hardware – 1600 Wabash Ave.  217-787-5100.
    • Ace Hardware – 214 North Walnut Street.  217-528-5673.
    • Springfield Electric – 700 North 9th Street.  217-788-2100.
    • Sangamon County Health Department – 2501 North Dirksen Pkwy.  217-535-3100.
  • Sullivan
    • Sullivan Ace Hardware – 435 South Hamilton.  217-728-4100.
  • Taylorville
    • Ace Hardware – 1713 W. Spresser Street.  217-824-3325.
  • Tremont
    • Tazewell County Health Department – 21306 Il Rt 9.  309-925-5511.
  • Tuscola
    • Douglas County Health Department – 1250 E. US Hwy. 36.  217-253-4137.
  • Urbana
    • True Value – 1303 E. Colorado Ave.  217-379-3611.
  • Virginia
    • Casscounty Health Department – 331 South Main Street.  217-452-3057
  • Washburn
    • True Value – 108 Oblique Street.  800-642-7392
  • Washington
    • Kimpling Ace Hardware – 18880 Washington Road.  309-444-8511.
  • West Peoria
    • Ace Hardware – 2504 W. Rohmann Ave.  309-637-4345.

Electronics Recycling in Illinois

Farmer’s Markets

  • Bloomington – Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market – http://www.downtownbloomington.org
  • Downs – Downs Village Market
  • Galesburg – Galesburg’s Farmers’ Market
  • Groveland – Heritage Farmer’s Market II.  5100 Edgewater Dr.  Open May through October.
  • Metamora – Metamora Farmer’s Market – On the Square.  Open June through September.
  • Morton – Morton Farmer’s Market, 210 Main Street in Morton.  Open June through October and included some certified organic food products.
  • Oneida – Oneida’s Farmers’ Market – www.localharvest.org/oneida-farmers-market-M18006
  • Peoria – RiverFront Market – Open June through October at Liberty Park at the Peoria riverfront. www.peoriariverfront.com/?section=15
  • Peoria – Peoria’s Farmers’ Market at the Metro Center – open May through October. www.peoriafarmersmarket.com
  • Peoria Heights – Peoria Heights Farmers’ Market – heightsfarmmarket.blogspot.com
  • Pekin – Pekin Main Street Farmers’ Market – www.pekinmainstreet.com
  • Pekin / Tremont – Heritage Farmer’s Market on Route 9 between Pekin and Tremont.  Open all year with organic vegetables, honey, fruit, beef, pork, chicken, and eggs.
  • Tiskilwa – Plow Creek Farm – www.plowcreek.org/farm/
  • Urbana – Urbana’s Market at the Square – http://urbanaillinois.us/market

For more information on farmers’ markets, check out www.localharvest.org.

CSA – Community Supported Agriculture

For more information on CSAs, check out www.localharvest.org.

Illinois Organic Growers Association (IOGA) www.illinoisorganicgrowers.org

Database for State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency

If you are looking for a web site that has centralized information about federal, state, local and utility incentives and policies for renewable energy and energy efficiency, then there is one place for you to go that has data that is current and consolidated.  It is DSIRE:  Database for State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency.  The site is funded, administered, and run through a partnership between the following agencies:  the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, the North Carolina Solar Center, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

The information is useful to many local sectors including residential, commercial, industrial, nonprofit, schools, local government, state government, federal government, and associations.  Information includes:

  • Rebates from local utilities such as Ameren Illinois, ComEdm, Nicor Gas, and local cooperatives
  • Property tax incentives for wind and solar
  • Illinois Community Foundation Grants
  • Sales Tax Exemption for Wind Energy Business Designated High Impact Business

Information is available for every state.  Click here for information specific to the state of Illinois and discover what incentives and policies are available for local residents.

DSIRE Home Page:  http://www.dsireusa.org/

Renewable Energy

Are you looking at installing renewable energy systems on your home?  You can reduce your carbon footprint and set yourself up for major savings on future utility bills by looking at energy generation options such as solar panels, wind turbines, and geothermal.

  • Advanced Energy Solutions – specializing in solar power equipment and technologies.  800-229-0453.  www.AESsolar.com.
  • Midwest Green Energy.  Solar thermal, solar voltaic, and wind power.  309/369-5686.  www.MidwestGreenEnergy.com.

Energy Programs from Utilities

Home Energy Audits

Carbon Calculators

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