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Here are details for Champaign and Urbana tree collection

If you have a real Christmas tree this year, be sure to mark your calendar for tree collection times. Collection will happen on one day in Champaign, and over the course of a week in Urbana.

For Champaign residents:

  • City residents must place their tree within four feet of the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022, for collection.
  • Collected trees are chipped and made into garden mulch.
  • Trees with stands, decorations, tinsel, lights, artificial snow/frost, plastic bags, or any other materials that make the trees non-recyclable will not be collected.
  • Residents may take trees to the Landscape Recycling Center at 1210 E. University Avenue in Urbana for free disposal during the months of January and February.

For Urbana residents:

January 10 – 14, 2022

Please follow these guidelines:

  • Trees must be at the street curb by 6:00 a.m. on your U-Cycle collection day
  • Trees with tinsel, flocking, lights or ornaments are not accepted
  • Trees with stands are not accepted
  • Trees in bags are not accepted
  • Trees must be visible (not under snow) at the City right-of-way or street curb

Top photo from City of Champaign Facebook page.

Staff writer

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