Solid Waste Management Department


Facebook: Christian County Illinois Solid Waste Management

(217) 287-2334

Director: Shawn HammersSolid Waste Complaint Form


Mailing Address:
214 W. Market St.
Taylorville, IL 62568



Christian County Solid Waste is responsible for:

  • Enforcing the Illinois Environmental Protection Act at the local landfill and at open dumping/burning sites.
  • Responding to complaints regarding open dumping/burning.
  • Funding the electronics recycling program for Christian County residents through BLH Computers.
  • Coordinating and funding the collection and hauling of recyclable materials for the schools and county offices within Christian County.


Where do I get rid of _____? 

Resource Guide – Recycling and Disposal

Latex Paint Disposal: How To Store and Dispose of Paint

Household Hazardous Waste Collection JUNE 10th @ The Christian County Fairgrounds 8:00am – 3:00pm (Signup link:

  • The Christian County Solid Waste Department sponsors household hazardous waste collections when state-funded programs are available.

Household Hazardous Waste One Day Collection Event


  • The communities of Pana and Stonington provide, at their community‚Äôs expense, recycling services for their residents.  Residents in other communities within the County are able to subscribe to curbside recycling through Cleeton Sanitation.
  • If you already have trash service through Cleeton’s. Adding a recycling bin will only cost $15.00 Per Month. 
  • Recycling opportunities for metal include: Joe Coleman Salvage and Demolition, Kertow Auto Salvage, Midstate Material Handling Incorporated, Mullins Salvage, and Welburn Salvage.

Items Banned from Landfills

The State of Illinois has banned the following items from Illinois landfills:

  • Appliances/white goods
  • Electronics 
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Motor oil
  • Oil-based paints
  • Tires
  • Yard waste
  • Mercury-containing products
  • Untreated potentially infectious medical waste. 

Open Burning

Open burning Explained: IL Laws and Permit Procedure

Christian County Ordinance

Open Dumping/Open Burning Ordinance
Together we can keep Christian County a wonderful place to live!