Time to bust out those lawn bags and get your yard prepped for spring and summer. If you are a Champaign resident, here are the dates for your spring yard waste pick up:
Blue Zone: put materials out by 6 a.m. on Monday, April 11th and Monday, May 9th, 2022.
Orange Zone: put materials out by 6 a.m. on Monday, April 18th and Monday, May 16th, 2022.
The collection is available to all residential properties within the Champaign city limits.
• Materials must be in 30-gallon paper yard waste bags. NO PLASTIC BAGS OR CONTAINERS.
• Bags should be placed within 10 feet of the curbside and five feet away from obstacles like mailboxes, trees, telephone poles, and fire hydrants. Bags should be placed by 6 a.m. on the scheduled Monday to ensure pickup.
• Only bags containing leaves, grass clippings, and plant materials will be collected. Bags with any other materials, such as rocks, glass, potted plants, mulch, or pet waste will not be collected.
• 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 3½ feet long. Bundles cannot be larger than 18 inches in diameter.
• Additional details about the program may be found by visiting champaignil.gov/yardwaste. You may also access this site and find your zone by clicking on the City’s Yard Waste Collection Map and entering your address.
Top photo from City of Champaign website.