Did you know that yard debris accounts for an overwhelming 25% of all waste in Illinois? Luckily there is an ecological and economical method of transforming this waste into products helpful for our environment.
Turn over a new leaf and recycle your yard debris at the Landscape Recycling Center!
The Landscape Recycling Center (LRC) is a not-for-profit facility operated by the Urbana Public Works Department. We provide service to Urbana-Champaign and all of Champaign County. At LRC, we turn your grass clippings, brush and plant cuttings into products that can be used to beautify our local landscape. We offer fertile mulches and composts specially produced to benefit specific types of plants.
The Landscape Recycling Center is open year-round. If visiting LRC, please plan on checking in at the gate 30 minutes prior to closing.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF PRICE INCREASES EFFECTIVE APRIL 1st, 2013.
Our hours of operation are scheduled as follows:
Summer Hours (March 4, 2013 through December 21, 2013) OPEN - 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Saturday CLOSED - Sundays and Holidays
Early Closings: Tuesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:00 am. Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm and Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:00 pm.
Winter Hours ( December 23, 2013 through March 8, 2014) OPEN - 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday CLOSED - Saturday, Sundays and Holidays
Contact: (217) 344-5323
Tree Shrub Material
Leaves and Grass Clippings
Paper Bags for lawn and leaf refuse
Brush and Plant Cuttings (diameter 6 in. or less, lenght 8 ft. or less)
Bulkwood (limbs cut into 3 ft. or less lengths and separated from other yard waste)
Refuse or debris
Lumber or railroad ties
Tree stumps or root wads
Animal and/or food wastes
Concrete riprap or rock
Flocked Christmas trees
All acceptable materials must be deposited in designated areas by user and SHALL BE FREE OF REFUSE. LRC is required to report any user found disposing of refuse and/or unacceptable material to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for prosecution. Violators will also be suspended from the site. Drivers are responsible for their loads and shall remove all unacceptable material before dumping.
The fee for disposal of acceptable material arriving in bulk will be calculated on a basis per cubic yard and rounded to the nearest ½ cubic yard. Please note that quantities less than a cubic yard are automatically charged a minimum fee of $5.00, except commercial compactor and roll-off loads which will be charged for a minimum of 5 cubic yards.
Compact trucks will be charged as mixed loads from Feb.1st-Sept.30th.
Oct.1st - Jan.31st compact trucks will be charged as compact trucks clean. All other loads will be determined by attendents discretion.
Loose and Separated
$9.00 / cubic yd
$9.00 / cubic yd
$9.00 cubic yd
Charged by cubic yd, rounded to 1/2 nearest cubic yd over one
$13.00 / cubic yd
$12.00 / cubic yd
$16.00 / cubic yd
$16.00 / cubic yd
*(All bagged material will be rounded to the nearest half cubic yard and must be bagged in paper.)
Please keep in mind that you are responsible for anything you bring to the site and must remove all unacceptable material before dumping.
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.