Reminders of leaf pickup
Here's a roundup on municipal leaf pickup:
Champaign: Pickup begins Monday and ends Friday, Dec. 7. The city is divided into 10 zones, with each zone having a pickup once every other week. Consult the city's website — http://bit.ly/CMIleaf — to find the collection days for your neighborhood. All leaves must be in 30-gallon paper yard waste bags. To be notified of upcoming dates, sign up for the city's email alerts. Questions: 403-4700.
Danville: Pickups began on Oct. 1 and will continue into early December. Collections will be made on the same day as weekly solid-waste pickup. Leaves and brush must be in paper yard waste bags or a city-approved toter with a 2012 yard waste sticker attached. No plastic bags or cardboard boxes. Questions: 431-2288, http://www.cityofdanville.org.
Urbana: Leaf collection begins Monday. Pickups are made your regular U-Cycle day and will occur during these four weeks: Oct. 15-19, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, Nov. 12-16, Nov. 26-30. Leaves must be in 30-gallon paper bags; no plastic. Leaves only; no brush, tree limbs or garbage. Questions: 384-2416, urbanaillinois.us.
Landscape Recycling Center: Missed your pickup day? Champaign County residents can take their bagged leaves and other yard waste to the Landscape Recycling Center, 1210 E. University Ave., U. It's open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, through Dec. 22. Closed Sundays and holidays. Fees begin at $5 and increase based on volume (per cubic yard). Questions: 344-5323, urbanaillinois.us/LRC.
Burning leaves: Not allowed in Champaign-Urbana. Burning allowed in Savoy, under certain restrictions (call 359-5894 for questions). Likewise, Danville allows burning, with restrictions (http://www.cityofdanville.org/fire.html).