Yard Waste Collection

Get notified of all future yard waste collection dates by signing up for the yard waste information email list.

Spring 2014 Yard Waste Collection

Spring 2014 Yard Waste Collection has ended. Fall collection dates will be announced in August or September.

For residents outside the City, or within the City who still have landscape materials – they may be taken (for a fee) to the Landscape Recycling Center at 1210 E. University Avenue in Urbana (217.344.5323).

This collection is available to all residential properties within the Champaign City limits. The area collection schedule will be:


Yard Waste Collection Requirements

Materials must be in 30-gallon paper yard waste bags. No Plastic Bags or Containers. Twigs and branches may be bundled with non-metallic twine or placed in paper yard waste bags. Branches cannot be larger than 2 inches in diameter and 3 1/2 feet long. Bundles cannot be larger than 18 inches in diameter. Materials must be placed within 10 feet of the curb of a public street by 6 a.m. to ensure pickup on your scheduled day. On heavier collection days, your pickup may be later than normal or even the next day.

Materials can also be taken to the Landscape Recycling Center year round. The site is located at 1210 E. University Ave. in Urbana and their phone number is 217.344.5323. The Landscape Recycling Center is a yard waste reclamation site jointly operated by the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, and Champaign County. There is a fee for all dropped off material.


Residents are also encouraged to sign up for an automatic e-mail notification of this and all future yard waste collections at the City’s web site. Any questions about the program can be answered by calling Public Works at 217.403.4700.

Residents may call the Center at 217.344.5323 with any questions regarding operating hours.

City of Champaign Yard Waste Collection (Spring and Fall)

General information

The City of Champaign sponsors two seasonal yard waste collections and a Christmas tree collection for all residential properties in the City. The fall yard waste collection provides residents with four collection opportunities, while the spring yard waste collection provides two collection opportunities.

Please note: Burning of leaves in the City of Champaign is prohibited at all times.
Please see Chapter 13, Section 8 of the municipal code.

For questions about yard waste collection:
Public Works Department
702 Edgebrook Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-403-4700
Public Works Hotline: 217-403-8852
For questions about leaf burning:
John Koller
Champaign Fire Department