Christian County Solid Waste Management Department                                       

Facebook: Christian County Illinois Solid Waste Management

(217) 287-2334

Director: Shawn HammersSolid Waste Complaint Form

Mailing Address:
101 S. Main St. 
Taylorville, IL 62568

Recycling & Environmental Education

Household Hazardous Waste Flyer

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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.
  • Hosting Household Hazardous Waste Collection events when state funding is available. 
  • Acting as a Key Resource for Environmental Information.
  • Assisting Businesses with creating or modifying existing recycling problems. 


Open Dumping Information 

Open Dumps

Where do I get rid of _____? 

Disposal Resource Guide 

Latex Paint Disposal: How To Store and Dispose of Paint

Batteries: Types, Info, and Recycling

The CCSWMD enforces the applicable Environmental Protection Act statutes, Illinois Pollution Control Board regulations, and landfill permit conditions set by the Illinois EPA.  

How Does a Landfill Work?

For the active landfill, these regulations and permit conditions govern hours of operation, types of material accepted, daily operations, cover materials, litter control, leachate collection, gas management and protection of groundwater quality. The landfill is inspected at least twice a month and focus is on:

  • Methods of operation
  • Number of personnel and type of equipment to process solid waste timely
  • Evaluation of daily, intermediate and final cover
  • Litter control
  • Odor control
  • Load checks for unpermitted wastes
  • Salvage and/or scavenging activities
  • Leachate (liquid contaminated by waste) management
  • Gas Management/Energy Generation
  • Groundwater monitoring and remediation

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
  • Landscape waste 
  • Mercury-containing products
  • Untreated potentially infectious medical waste. 

Illegal Dump Site Investigations

State statutes and regulations also apply to wastes that are illegally disposed of on public or private property.  Illegal dump site investigations are usually initiated within a day or two after being reported.

Copies of all inspection and investigation reports are sent to the Illinois EPA.  If violations are found and they are not satisfactorily addressed through voluntary compliance, enforcement actions are pursued through the Christian County States Attorney’s Office and/or the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection 

Christian County is on the wait list for a Fall 2024 Household Hazardous Waste Collection 

Open Burning

Open burning Explained: IL Laws and Permit Procedure

Christian County Ordinance

Open Dumping/Open Burning Ordinance

Click to view: 1994 Solid Waste Management Plan

Together we can keep Christian County a wonderful place to live!