Residential Recycling Tax
The Residential Recycling Tax ordinance was adopted by the City Council on May 9, 1995. The mandatory tax funds the U-Cycle program in the City of Urbana. The tax is billed annually, every March, for services received in the previous 12-month period, March through February. (For example, bills mailed on March 1, 2019 are for the period March 2018 - February 2019). The residential, single-family recycling tax bill for March 2019 is $38.72.
The tax cost breakdown is as follows:
March - June 2018 = $3.18 * 4 months = $12.72
July 2018 - February 2019 = $3.25 (new rate) * 8 months = $26.00
Total for March 2019 = $38.72
If a dwelling unit is unoccupied for an entire month, the Accounting Office will consider issuing an adjustment with appropriate documentation. The easiest documentation is a water account statement. Contact Illinois-American Water Company at 1-(800) 422-2782 to request a statement of your account for the Residential Recycling Tax billing period. The statement can be mailed to the Accounting Office for consideration.
If the bill is for an incorrect amount of units, contact the Accounting Office at (217) 384-2448 and a visual inspection of the property will be performed. You will be notified if an adjustment is made to your account.
Contact the Accounting Office at (217) 384-2448 with recycling tax account inquiries.
Contact the Public Works Department at (217) 384-2302 to learn more about the U-Cycle program or to request a UCART.