Chicago Offers Christmas Tree Recycling Program at Area Parks - NBC Chicago

Chicago Offers Christmas Tree Recycling Program at Area Parks



    Christmas Tree Recycling Program

    City parks will accept old Christmas trees beginning on January 6, the city announced today.

    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017)

    As the holiday season comes to an end, Chicago residents will soon be looking for a place to dispose of their Christmas trees, and the city will have recycling centers available to help for that purpose.

    The city announced that 24 parks will accept trees for disposal beginning on Jan. 6. The program will run through Jan. 20, the city says, and Chicago residents will be able to dispose of their trees at any of those parks free of charge.

    All ornaments, lights, and other decorations must be removed from trees in order to recycle them, according to the city.

    Six of those parks will also be offering free mulch to residents on a first come, first serve basis.

    Here is the full list of participating parks:

    * = Mulch site

    Bessemer Park

    8930 South Muskegon Avenue

    Clark Park

    3400 North Rockwell Street

    Forestry Site*

    900 East 103rd Street

    Garfield Park

    100 North Central Park Avenue

    Grant Park

    900 South Columbus Drive

    Humboldt Park Boathouse

    1369 North Sacramento Avenue

    Jackson Park

    6300 South Cornell Avenue

    Kelvyn Park

    4438 West Wrightwood Avenue

    Kennedy Park

    2427 West 113th Street

    Lake Meadows Park

    3117 South Rhodes Avenue

    Lincoln Park*  

    Cannon Drive at Fullerton Avenue

    Margate Park*

    4921 North Marine Drive

    Marquette Park

    6700 South Kedzie Avenue

    McKinley Park

    2210 West Pershing Road            

    Mount Greenwood Park*

    3721 West 111th Street

    North Park Village*  

    5801 North Pulaski Road

    Norwood Park

    5801 North Natoma Avenue

    Portage Park

    4100 North Long Avenue

    Riis Park

    6201 West Wrightwood Avenue

    Rowan Park

    11546 South Avenue L

    Sheridan Park

    910 South Aberdeen Street

    Warren Park*  

    6601 North Western Avenue

    Wentworth Park

    5701 South Narragansett Avenue

    West Chatham Park

    8223 South Princeton

    The city says that nearly 20,000 trees have been recycled since the program was instituted, keeping more than 650,000 pounds of waste out of city landfills.

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