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Any resident of Champaign County may drop off yard debris to be recycled and buy recycled landscape products. Since our goal is to be self-supporting through the collection of disposal fees and the sale of recycled landscaping products, it is important that everyone follow the drop-off guidelines listed below. For information about recycled materials for sale, visit products.

NOTE: Please do not mix brush with compostable materials such as grass and leaves. When mixed material is composted and screened, the shredded brush material gets separated and combined with extraneous trash material.

Acceptable materials and disposal fees
Bagged plant material (Paper bags only!)

1-2 bags$3
3-6 bags$5
7+ bags$9/cubic yard, then rounded to nearest ½ cubic yard over one.

Loose landscape material
($5 minimum for quantities less than a cubic yard)

• Leaves and grass clippings$9/cubic yard
• Brush and plant cuttings
(diameter 10 inches or less, length 8 feet or less)
$9/cubic yard
• Tree and shrub material$9/cubic yard
• Bulk wood (loose and separated from other yard waste;
limbs greater than 10 inches in diameter must be cut into lengths
of 3 feet or less and separated from other yard waste)
$16/cubic yard
• Sod or clean soil$9/cubic yard
• Wood chips$9/cubic yard
• Mixed loads$13/cubic yard

Unacceptable items

• Refuse or debris
• Plastic bags
• Wood pallets
• Lumber or railroad ties
• Tree stumps or root wads
• Animal and/or food wastes
• Concrete, riprap or rock
• Flocked Christmas trees

Rules and regulations

  • All users must receive a ticket from the gatekeeper, whether they are depositing or receiving landscape materials.
  • All acceptable materials must be deposited in designated areas by user and must be free of refuse. LRC is required to report to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for prosecution any user found disposing of refuse and/or unacceptable material. Violators will also be suspended from the site. Drivers are responsible for their loads and must remove all unacceptable material before dumping.
  • The City of Urbana on behalf of an Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign operates the Landscape Recycling Center. This intergovernmental facility, its agents and/or employees make no guarantee or warranty of the products available at this facility and assume no liability for any damages that may occur to persons or property while on the site.