Recycling Your Holiday Tree Would Be Mulch Appreciated

December 28, 2010

Wouldn’t it be cool if the mulch you use in the garden of your Chicago home had once been once a Christmas tree?

christmas trees designed as a recycle signFrom Saturday, January 1 through Monday, January 17, Chicago residents can bring their holiday trees to one of 23 participating locations in the city to be recycled.

The trees will be chipped and made into mulch. The mulch will be available for pick-up starting on Friday, January 7 at those same sites.

Make sure you remove everything from the tree before bringing it in, including all ornaments, garlands, lights and stands.

Holiday Tree Recycling Locations:

*Bessemer Park: 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

*Clark Park: 3400 N. Rockwell Ave.

*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 Blvd.

*Jackson Park: 6300 S. Cornell Ave.

*Kennedy Park: 11320 S. Western Ave.

*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: 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

*Rowan Park: 11546 S. Avenue L

*Sheridan Park: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

*Warren Park: 6601 N. Western Ave.

*Wentworth Park: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

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tangled christmas lightsGuess what, the city of Chicago has a Holiday String Light Recycling program, too.

Drop off your burnt-out, broken and outdated holiday string lights to one of the participating locations to be recycled from now through January 18.

Holiday String Light Recycling Locations:

*Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento

*Chicago City Hall Lobby, 121 N. LaSalle St.

*Chicago Police 2nd District, 5101 S. Wentworth Ave.

*City of Chicago Southeast Senior Center, 1767 E. 79th St.

*City of Chicago Southwest Senior Center, 6117 S. Kedzie

*Edgebrook Ace Hardware, 5423 W. Devon Ave.

*Logan Theater, 2646 N. Milwaukee

*North Community Bank, 5235 N. Western Ave

*RecycleTech, 11235 S. Cottage Grove

*South Loop Whole Foods, 1101 S. Canal

*Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, 1414 N. Ashland

*Wright Colleage Campus Center, 4300 N. Narrgansett

For more information on either recycling program, call (312) 744-7606.

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