Starting January 1, 2012, all Urbana businesses have the opportunity to recycle through their private garbage hauler, per a new City ordinance.
All haulers operating in Urbana are required to offer recycling services to their business and commercial customers. This service is not associated with the City of Urbana's residential U-Cycle program.
Businesses can contact their private hauler to set up recycling and obtain pricing for the service.
City of Urbana U-Cycle staff can assist businesses with ways to set up or develop a recycling program, upon request. Call (217) 384-2302 for more information.
Haulers are required to collect an expanded list of recyclables from businesses, per requirements of the ordinance. This includes, but is not limited to, cardboard, paper/fibers (office paper, newspaper, chipboard, mixed paper), plastics #1 - 7 (no Styrofoam), shopping bags, aluminum cans, tin (bi-metal) containers and beverage glass.
Haulers set their own recycling collection rates.
For more information about the ordinance, call U-Cycle at (217) 384-2302.