Christmas Tree Recycling – Do Not Leave Trees in Alleys!


Please take your tree to one of the many tree recycling locations available around the city instead!

From Saturday, January 7, 2012 through Friday, January 20, 2012, Chicago residents will be able to drop off their used live holiday trees at one of 23 unmanned locations citywide.

Trees will be mulched so that they can be reused as a fragrant mulch/ground cover on City landscaping projects or by residents in their backyard gardens. This will keep trees from being landfilled and allow an environmentally friendly reuse.

A limited amount of mulch will be left at these sites for pick-up by residents beginning on Friday January 13th. Please remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel and accessories before dropping off your tree. These items can damage the woodchipper machinery and will prevent reuse.

Nearby Locations:

  • Humbolt Park BoathouseĀ  – 1369 N. Sacramento
  • Garfield Park – 100 N. Central Park Ave
  • Grant Park – 900 S. Columbus Drive
  • Lincoln Park – Cannon Drive & Fullerton

For more information on all the city locationssee this flyer from the city.


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