City of Champaign Spring Yard Waste Collection
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The City of Champaign 2013 Spring Yard Waste Collection has been scheduled and will start with the Orange Zone on Monday, April 1, 2013. The Blue Zone collections will begin on Monday, April 8, 2013. Please see the map below to locate your collection zone and day of the week that your yard waste will be collected.
Collection weeks will alternate between the zones. For example, yard waste will be picked up in the Orange Zone the first week of collections, with each smaller area within the zone picked up on a designated day. Nothing in the Blue Zone will be collected during this week.
During the second week of collections, areas within the Blue Zone will be collected on their designated days. Nothing in the Orange Zone will be collected during this week.
Throughout the yard waste collection schedule, the Orange and Blue Zones will alternate collection weeks. This schedule has your yard waste being collected every other week of the program.
The map reflects general City of Champaign boundaries only. For questions regarding specific City limits, please call Public Works at 217.403.4700.
Spring Yard Waste Collection Schedule
Monday, April 1, 2013 through Friday, April 26, 2013
This collection is available to all residential properties within the Champaign City limits. The area collection schedule will be:
Zone Collection Days
O-1 Mondays: April 1, April 15
O-2 Tuesdays: April 2, April 16
O-3 Wednesdays: April 3, April 17
O-4 Thursdays: April 4, April 18
O-5 Fridays: April 5, April 19
B-1 Mondays: April 8, April 22
B-2 Tuesdays: April 9, April 23
B-3 Wednesdays: April 10, April 24
B-4 Thursdays: April 11, April 25
B-5 Fridays: April 12, April 26
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. If your materials have not been collected by the day after your scheduled collection, please contact the Public Works Operations Division at 217.403.4700 to report.
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.
Trees may also be taken to the Landscape Recycling Center at 1210 E. University Avenue in Urbana for free disposal during the month of January 2012. Residents may call the Center at 217.344.5323 with any questions regarding operating hours.
City of Champaign Yard Waste Collection (Spring and Fall)
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 further information, contact:
Public Works Department
702 Edgebrook Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
Public Works Hotline: 217-403-8852