The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Code Compliance Staff will be increasing enforcement in the campus area the weeks of August 18th and August 25th in an attempt to eliminate large accumulations of trash and overflowing dumpsters. Property owners will be issued notices giving them short response times in which to remove accumulations of trash. If the trash remains after the abatement time period has passed, the City will cause the trash to be removed and the owner will be billed for all costs incurred, including an additional $100 administrative fee.
It is highly encouraged for property owners and tenants to participate in the Campus Move In-Out “Feed The Thing” event, a special project designed for recyclable cardboard. By diverting cardboard from the waste stream, it creates additional space in dumpsters for other municipal waste items thus reducing the opportunity for trash to become overflowing. Based on the success of last year’s event, the City has extended cardboard recycling opportunities. Participants can take cardboard items to any of the locations on the attached flyer.
It is hoped that all property owners and students will make a concerted effort to keeping the campus area clean during the fall semester move in-out period and properly dispose of waste and recyclable materials.