Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling Program Kicks Off Jan. 5 - NBC Chicago

Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling Program Kicks Off Jan. 5

Trees can be dropped off beginning on Jan. 5 at 25 locations around the city

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    Chicago Announces Sites for Tree Recycling Program

    After next week, you'll have a chance to recycle your old Christmas tree at one of 25 parks across the city of Chicago. 

    (Published Friday, Dec. 28, 2018)

    Beginning January 5, Chicago residents will be able to drop off their Christmas trees at 25 locations throughout the city.

    The recycling program, now in its 30th year, will allow residents to drop off their trees at the selected locations in order to help keep them out of alleys, and to divert organic materials from landfills, according to Department of Streets and Sanitation Commissioner John F. Tulley.

    “Recycling your holiday tree gives it new life,” he said in a statement.

    The trees can be dropped off at any of the 25 designated locations between Jan. 5 and 19, according to the Chicago Park District. Trees must have lights, tinsel, and other decorations removed before being dropped off, and should have bags removed before they’re dropped in the corrals.

    More than 268,000 trees have been mulched during the life of the program, including more than 18,000 last year.

    Trees can be dropped off at the following locations:

     

    • 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 Dr.
    • 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 Dr. at Fullerton Ave. (Parking lot east of Cannon Dr.)
    • Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Dr.
    • Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.
    • 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 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.
    • Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland
    • Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave.
    • Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.
    • West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton

     

    Beginning on Jan. 7, residents can pick up free mulch at the following locations:

     

    • Forestry Site, 900 E. 103rd St.
    • Lincoln Park, Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Ave. (Parking lot east of Cannon Dr.)
    • Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Dr.
    • Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St.
    • North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.
    • Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave.

     

    For more information, residents can visit the city of Chicago’s website.

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