Christmas tree recycling offered at 23 Chicago locations

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Chicagoans can drop off their Christmas trees for recycling at one of 23 different locations citywide starting Saturday through Jan. 17.

Ornaments, lights and tinsel must be removed before the tree is dropped off, and wreaths or garlands will not be accepted.

Last year, Chicagoans recycled more than 10,000 trees.

Additionally, select recycling locations will have free mulch available for residents to pick-up beginning on Jan. 6. Those locations are denoted below with an asterisk.

Below is a list of Christmas tree recycling 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.
Warren Park*, 6601 N. Western Ave.
Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

Residents can also recycle old electronic devices and household chemicals at the City’s Household Chemicals and Computer Recycling Facility on 1150 N. North Branch Street.


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