If you are a real Christmas tree person who lives in Champaign, put January 9th on your calendar. The City of Champaign will be collecting trees for free that day. This won’t be by zone like yard waste pickup. All trees need to be on the curb by 6 a.m. on the 9th. Collected trees will be chipped and made into mulch.
Make sure that your tree is free of tinsel, decorations, fake snow, etc.
If you miss the date, you can take it to Landscape Recycling Center and drop it off for free during the months of January and February.
Top photo from City of Champaign Facebook page.