The holidays are over and it's time to turn attention to clean up.
Chicago residents have some options when it comes to getting rid of that dry, brittle Christmas tree. The city offers free recycling at 23 locations around the city, where crews will ground the tree, wreat or string of garland into mulch.
The program begins on Saturday, January 3 and ends on Saturday January 17. A few locations will offer free mulch -- made from the trees -- to interested residents.
“The City’s Christmas tree recycling program is an easy and environmentally-friendly alternative for residents to dispose of their trees,” Emanuel said in the statement.
“Each year through the Christmas tree recycling program, we are able to divert thousands of Christmas trees away from landfills for re-use in our community,” Emanuel said.
The city said more than 10,000 trees were mulched in 2014.
- Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.
- Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.
- Forestry site, 900 E. 103rd St.*
- Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.
- Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive
- Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1369 N. Sacramento Ave.
- Jackson Park, 6300 S. Cornell Ave.
- Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.
- Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.
- Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.
- Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive at Fullerton Avenue (Parking lot east of Cannon)*
- Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Drive*
- Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.
- McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road
- Mount Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St.*
- North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road*
- Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.
- Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.
- Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.
- Rowan Park, 11546 S. Avenue L
- Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.
- Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave.*
- Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.
* Denotes a location that will offer free mulch