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City of Champaign Christmas Tree Collection
The City of Champaign Christmas Tree Collection program will run from January 6, 2014 through January 17, 2014. This collection is available to all residential properties in the City of Champaign within City limits. This program provides an opportunity for residents to recycle their natural Christmas tree at no charge. Only Christmas trees will be collected during this time—yard waste or bulk leaves will not be collected.
City residents may participate by simply placing their tree within four feet of the curb by 6:00 a.m. on their scheduled collection date. Residents should refer to the map and schedule below to determine their collection days.
Participants will need to remove decorations, tinsel, garland, and stands before setting their tree out for collection. Plastic bag tree covers must also be removed. The collected trees are taken to the Landscape Recycling Center where they are chipped and made into garden mulch. Any foreign objects left on the trees may be missed and could contaminate the mulch.
Information on this program can be found on the City’s website at www.ci.champaign.il.us and on the City’s television site, CGTV-Cable Channel 5. 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 website. 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. Residents may call the Center at (217) 344-5323 with any questions regarding operating hours.
The map reflects general City of Champaign boundaries only. For questions regarding specific City limits, please call Public Works at 217.403.4700.
Christmas Tree Collection Schedule
Monday, January 6, 2014 through Friday, January 17, 2014
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: January 6 and January 13
O-2 Tuesdays: January 7 and January 14
O-3 Wednesdays: January 8 and January 15
O-4 Thursdays: January 9 and January 16
O-5 Fridays: January 10 and January 17
B-1 Mondays: January 6 and January 13
B-2 Tuesdays: January 7 and January 14
B-3 Wednesdays: January 8 and January 15
B-4 Thursdays: January 9 and January 16
B-5 Fridays: January 10 and January 17
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 hauler, Republic Services, Inc., at 217.384.2274 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.
Public Works Department
702 Edgebrook Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
Public Works Hotline: 217-403-8852
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