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January Highlights

Recycling Glass Bottles & Jars

  • Mack Glass Christmas Tree Build
  • 100 % Recyclable: Glass
  • Single-Stream Recycling - Not Best for Glass Recycling

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Christmas Tree Collections

1210 East University, Urbana .. Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays

Evergreen Tree Collection free to residents. January and February, Monday-Friday, 8am–3pm only. 

Trees must be clean and free of all decorations, tinsel, garland, wires, lights, tree stands, tree bags, tags, or any other extraneous material. Flocked trees are not recyclable and will not be accepted.

Open to ALL residents.


Evergreen tree drop-offs from residents accepted at the marked sites only between December 26 and January 17.
Residents may bring only undecorated, real evergreen trees to drop off.
Bring your tree to a drop-off site at one of the following forest preserves, open daily from 7am to sunset.
• Lake of the Woods, Mahomet – Drop trees off at the west maintenance entrance off Route 47
• Homer Lake Forest Preserve – Drop trees off near the Maple Sugar Grove
• Middle Fork River Forest Preserve – Drop trees off at maintenance building
The Holiday Tree Collection Program collection date is Monday, January 11, 2021.
This free collection program is available to all residential properties within the City’s corporate limits.
City residents must place their tree within four feet of the curb by 6am on Monday, January 11, 2021 for collection.
• Remove stands, decorations, tinsel, lights, artificial snow/frost, plastic bags, or any other materials. If not removed, tree will not be accepted.
• Pickup is weather dependent, and trees will get picked up as quickly as possible.
• See Landscape Recycling Center information above as an added option available for tree collection.

Christmas tree collection will occur during the week of January 4 - 8, 2021 only. 
Tree must be at street curb by 6am on your U-Cycle collection day.
• Remove all decorations, stands, and all metal from tree before collection; no tinsel or flocked trees; remove any plastic tree bags. 
• Tree with stand not accepted.
• Tree must be visible (not under snow) at City right-of-way or curb.
• See Landscape Recycling Center information above as an added option available for tree collection.  

Recycle Christmas /Holiday String Lights
Christmas holiday lights can be recycled at:

· Macks’ Twin City Recycling, 2808 N Lincoln Ave, Urbana 

· Mervis Recycling, 3008 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana