September 22, 2020 – Registration for the upcoming October 31st paint collection will become available by noon on September 28, 2020. This event will accept unwanted household paint for proper disposal. The event will be the final paint collection of the 2020 regular collection season and will be held in the parking lot of the Macon County Environmental Recycling Center at 1750 North 21st Street in Decatur.
Residents that register for the event can drop off up to twenty containers of paint at no charge during their scheduled appointment time. Paints accepted include latex paint, oil-based paint and most stains and varnishes in their originally labeled containers. Specialty paints and other paints not generated from a household will not be accepted. Residents should dispose of dry paint and empty cans on their own and are asked to not bring them to the collection.
Registration can be done online at www.MaconGreen.com or by contacting the Macon County Environmental Management Department at 217-425-4505. Facial coverings or masks will be worn by staff, and residents should follow the same procedure. Residents will be asked to remain in their vehicles and only roll their windows down slightly to communicate with staff. Items should be packed loosely in vehicles to make the unloading process easy.
September 22, 2020 – Macon County Environmental Management Department is sponsoring a free paper shredding event on Friday, October 23, 2020, from 8-9:50 a.m. at the Macon County Environmental Management Recycling Center at 1750 North 21st Street in Decatur. Registration is not required and residents can bring confidential documents, files, and other sensitive information for on-site shredding.
Residents wanting to participate need to follow the “reduced contact procedure” which was instituted by Confidential Onsite Paper Shredding (C.O.P.S.).
All participants are required to stay in their car until notified by an event representative.
Cars must stay in the traffic flow lane and wait their turn to be allowed service.
Shred technicians are not allowed to handle material; each individual customer will be required to place confidential documents in the bin for shredding. This will require participants to dump their boxes or bags into the service bin, please account for this and only use boxes or bags that you can lift yourself. Limit of 3-5 standard size boxes or bags per vehicle.
Participants are no longer allowed to park off to the side and bring boxes or bags in order to skip the lines, you will be required to wait in your car and in line for your turn.
Please make sure there are no batteries, electronics, or large metal/wood in the material that you are designating for shredding, this can damage the shredding system At this time, we are not allowing participants to come up to the truck to view the shredding screen.
C.O.P.S. reserves the right to turn any participant away if they are not complying with the revised standards.