Recycling & Safe Disposal of Building and Construction Materials in Macon County, IL

Architectural Salvage

old door with knobThe Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity Restore accepts donations of building materials in good working condition such as doors, plumbing fixtures, hardware, flooring and lumber. Donations are being accepted at the Restore at 932 East Wood Street in Decatur from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and  from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information about the Restore visit the Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity website or call 217-425-6446.

Bricks

Bricks without paint or coatings are accepted for recycling at:

Contractors Recycled Material
2290 N. Woodford St., Decatur – 217-855-4365
*$7/ton to accept

Concrete

Concrete without paint or coatings is accepted for recycling at:

Contractors Recycled Material
2290 N. Woodford St., Decatur – 217-855-4365
Accepts broken concrete and concrete block without paint or coatings.

Metal Scrap

Scrap metal may be sold to the following for recycling.

Midwest Fiber Recycling
1902 N. Water St., Decatur – 217-424-9460
*Non-ferrous metal only

Mervis Recycling
1180 N. 22nd St., Decatur – 217-429-4148

removing shingles from a roof
Shingles are processed in a grinder and then added to asphalt mix for roadway construction.

Shingles

Per Public Act 098-2542, loads of asphalt roofing shingles, which are not co-mingled with other wastes, may not be accepted at Illinois landfills when a shingle recycling facility with a Beneficial Use Determination (BUD) is located within 25 miles. Loads of asphalt roofing shingles are accepted for recycling at:

Decatur RAS Recycled Shingles
680 W. Eldorado St., Decatur – 217-422-6500

Wood – Lumber & Pallets

Untreated lumber, wooden pallets and crates are accepted for recycling at:

Decatur RAS Recycled Shingles
680 W. Eldorado St., Decatur – 217-422-6500

Decatur Wood Products
800 E. Garfield Rd., Decatur – 217-424-2602

Midwest Fiber Recycling
1902 N. Water St., Decatur – 217-424-9460
*Pallets only

analog thermostatThermostats Containing Mercury

Mercury-containing thermostats are prohibited from being disposed in landfills but are collected through a manufacturer take-back program operated by the Thermostat Recycling Corporation.  Thermostats dropped-off for recycling should not be disassembled so that the mercury capsule is contained within the entire unit.  Local program participants which accept thermostats for recycling include:

South Side Control Supply Co.
136 E. Packard St., Decatur – 217-428-6601