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Don't Throw Away Your Christmas Tree

City offers tree recycling



    Don't Throw Away Your Christmas Tree
    When you're done with your Christmas tree, give it a new life.

    How do you stuff a tree in a garbage can?

    You don't.  Recycle it instead.

    Drop it off at a participating location between Saturday, January 3 and Friday, January 16 to be chipped and turned into mulch.

    Bagged mulch will be available at the locations on a limited basis.

    Participating Locations:

    Bessemer Park
    8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

    Clark Park
    3400 N. Rockwell

    Forestry Site
    900 E. 103rd St.

    Garfield Park
    100 N. Central Park Ave.

    Grant Park
    900 S. Columbus

    Humboldt Park Boathouse
    1369 N. Sacramento

    Jackson Park
    6300 S. Cornell

    Kennedy Park
    11320 S. Western

    Kelvyn Park
    4438 W. Wrightwood

    Lake Meadows Park
    3117 S. Rhodes

    Lincoln Park
    Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Ave. (Parking lot east of Cannon Dr.)

    Margate Park
    4921 N. Marine Dr.

    Marquette Park
    6700 S. Kedzie

    McKinley Park
    2210 W. Pershing Rd.

    Mt. Greenwood Park
    3721 W. 111th St.

    North Park Village
    5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

    Norwood Park
    5801 N. Natoma

    Portage Park
    4100 N. Long

    Riis Park
    6100 W. Fullerton

    Rowan Park
    11546 S. Avenue L

    Sheridan Park
    910 S. Aberdeen St.

    Warren Park
    6601 N. Western Ave.

    Wentworth Park
    5625 S. Mobile

    For additional information on recycling drop-off centers, please visit for more information.
    Questions? Call the Department of Environment at 312-744-7606.