Recycle Your Tree Into the Chicago Landscape

January 03, 2012

Chicago Real Estate Forum just posted a story about properly storing your Christmas decorations. Now we’re here to tell you what to do with that dried-out tree.

Starting Saturday, you can drop off your used tree at one of 23 different locations around Chicago, where the live trees will be grounded into mulch.

christmas trees designed as a recycle signThis is the 23rd year for the Chicago Christmas tree recycling program, which runs from Saturday, January 7 through Friday, January 20.

While the mulch will be used in landscapes around the city, some of it will be left behind for residents to bring home beginning Friday, January 13.

Thanks to the program, more than 143,000 used Christmas trees were kept out of landfills and reused in environmentally friendly ways last year.

Officials do ask that you take all the tinsel and toys off the tree before donating it.

Here are the 23 unmanned drop-off locations throughout Chicago:

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 Pk 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 Avenue (Parking lot east of Cannon Drive)

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.

Warren Park – 6601 N. Western Ave.

Wentworth Park – 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

For more information, visit cityofchicago.org.

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