City Contractor for Residential Curbside Recycling
The City of Urbana has a contract with ABC Sanitary for residential U-CYCLE collection and processing. ABC Sanitary provides service to all single-family through four-plex dwellings, approximately 8,500 units, on a weekly basis. Urbana’s U-CYCLE program began in September 1986 and expanded in April 1997. ABC Sanitary provides curbside collection to all residents, but can make special arrangements for disabled customers.
The cost of the program is approximately $200,000 annually. Funding for the U-CYCLE program comes from a mandatory recycling tax billed annually at $2.75 per month per unit. Participation in the U-CYCLE program is voluntary, but is strongly encouraged to properly manage our waste and enhance our environment!