If you live in Chicago and have a live holiday tree to dispose of, you are in luck! This year marks the 23rd that the city of Chicago has collected and recycled holiday trees. Bring your trees to the unmanned stations located throughout the city to participate in the program. The trees are then chipped and made into mulch for use in city projects, parks and landscaping near your Chicago home! Your holiday tree will continue to be a “giving tree” as it beautifies Chicago terrain.
You can bring your holiday trees into participating recycling stations from Saturday, January 7th through Friday, January 20th. Recycled mulch will be available to residents beginning on January 13th for use in their backyards. Prior to dropping off your tree, please remove all ornaments, lights, decorations and stands (both plastic and metal). Others decorations such as tree lights, wreaths, garland, and other household recyclable materials can not be brought to these locations. Click here to see the entire list of participating recycling stations.
As a reminder, all city of Chicago offices will be observing New Year’s Day on Monday, January 2nd and will reopen for business and requests on January 3rd.
photo credit: George Vnoucek