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The Lincoln Developmental Training recycling program, with the help of Eastern Illinois University, continues to provide a steady stream of work training opportunities. Since 1998, the program has been recycling cardboard, newspaper, office paper, magazines, books, calendars, brochures, etc.. In addition, the program accepts aluminum and plastics to be processed at a different location. (We do no accept glass or metal.) We have a large paper shredder on-site that is used to shred confidential documents from agencies, other businesses, personal documents, and junk mail.

During Fiscal Year 2012, the DT Lincoln program processed 1,070,776 pounds of materials!

The recycling material comes from a variety of sources. Local community members and businesses bring material to our program at 1600 Lincoln Avenue (beside Pagliai's rear entrance). In addition, it’s not unusual to see our consumers and staff in the CCAR box truck picking up material from businesses in Mattoon and Charleston. We are open for donations of material on Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 2:00pm. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a time for us to pick up your recyclable materials, please call (217) 348-0127 ext. 709 or (217) 348-0127 ext. 703. You can also email us here.