Information concerning garbage, recycling, composting, and hazardous waste disposal.
Single Family Recycling (one to four units)
The City strongly supports recycling and encourages all citizens to take part in waste reduction. Citizens may take part by participating in the City’s curbside recycling service.
Multifamily Recycling Program (five or more units)
On December 1, 2010, the City began a recycling program for multifamily properties. This program includes buildings with five or more units (apartments, condos, co-ops) and all shared housing, which includes fraternities, sororities, and other shared living arrangements. Visit FeedtheThing.org for more information.
The City does not provide any waste collection services. Appliances should be disposed of by calling or taking the appliance to a business listed in the phone book yellow pages. Businesses that accept appliances and recycle them can be found under “Recycling Centers.” Another option is to call a garbage hauler who specializes in one-time-only hauling. Garbage haulers can be found in the yellow pages under “Garbage & Rubbish Removal.” Fees associated with appliance disposal are the responsibility of the requestor.
At-home-composting for yard waste material is legal in the City of Champaign.
Information and a “How To” brochure is available by contacting:
University of Illinois Extension – Champaign County
801 N. Country Fair Drive, Suite D
Champaign, Illinois 61821
Refuse haulers or private solid waste haulers provide garbage collection. Burning and the accumulation of garbage are prohibited in Champaign. Garbage haulers can be found in the yellow pages in the phone book under “Garbage & Rubbish Removal.” Materials can also be taken to the Solid Waste Transfer Station located at 915 W. Saline Dr. in Urbana. The transfer station’s phone number is 384-2274. There is a drop-off fee for all materials.
The City recommends purchasing only the amount of hazardous materials needed to reduce the disposal of hazardous wastes. The City has held tire drop-off programs in the past. These drop-offs are in conjunction with the IEPA and are not held on a regular basis.
This information is provided as an alternative to landfill disposal and limited to household quantities only. Businesses should contact the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for information on how to dispose of their materials.
The City provides yard waste collection services for all residential properties within City limits at three times each year: Spring, Fall, and after Christmas.