LRC is a resource for Champaign County residential and commercial customers. Our goal is to be self-supporting through the collection of disposal fees for landscape waste and the sale of recycled landscape products.

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Unacceptable items

  • Animal and/or food wastes
  • Concrete, riprap or rock
  • Flocked Christmas trees
  • Lumber or railroad ties
  • Plastic bags
  • Refuse or debris
  • Tree stumps or root wads
  • Wood pallets

Acceptable materials and disposal fees

Effective 4-1-2020 only credit cards and charge accounts are accepted.

Bagged plant material (paper bags only!)

    1-2 bags $3
    3-6 bags $5
    7+ bags $9/cubic yard
    then rounded to nearest ½ cubic yard over one.
    Loose landscape material $5 minimum for quantities less than a cubic yard.

Bulk plant material

The fee for disposal of items arriving in bulk is calculated on a per cubic yard basis and rounded to the nearest ½ cubic yard. Quantities less than a cubic yard are charged a minimum fee of $5.00, except commercial compactor and roll-off loads, which are charged for a minimum of 5 cubic yards.

    Leaves and grass clippings $9/cubic yard
    Brush and plant cuttings
    (diameter 10 inches or less, length 8 feet or less)
    $9/cubic yard
    Tree and shrub material $9/cubic yard
    Bulk wood (loose and separated from other yard waste;
    limbs greater than 10 inches in diameter must be cut into lengths
    of 3 feet or less and separated from other yard waste)
    $16/cubic yard
    Sod or clean soil $9/cubic yard
    Wood chips $9/cubic yard
    Mixed loads $13/cubic yard

    Commercial customers only
    Compactor trucks segregated $12/cubic yard
    Roll-off trucks $16/cubic yard
    City street leaves (seasonal sweepings) $12/cubic yard

NOTE: Please do not mix brush with compostable materials such as grass and leaves. When mixed material is composted and screened, the shredded brush material gets separated and combined with extraneous trash material.

Rules and regulations

  • All users must receive a ticket from the gatekeeper, whether they are depositing or receiving landscape materials.
  • All acceptable materials must be deposited in designated areas by user and must be free of refuse. LRC is required to report to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for prosecution any user found disposing of refuse and/or unacceptable material. Violators will also be suspended from the site. Drivers are responsible for their loads and must remove all unacceptable material before dumping.
  • The City of Urbana on behalf of an Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign operates the Landscape Recycling Center. 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.
  • Commercial customers only
  • Compactor and roll-off trucks are to be clearly marked on driver's side with full capacity in cubic yards (i.e. 18 cubic yards).
  • All compactor trucks are charged as mixed loads from February-September and segregated loads from October-January.
  • Partial compactor loads will be based on position of compactor blade as determined by LRC site personnel.
  • Charge accounts are available upon approval of completed credit application.

For other questions, see our Disposal FAQs.