Did you know that the Bureau of Forestry creates wood chips from the debris resulting from trees and branches they remove? The Bureau of Forestry creates mulch that can be used to enhance the appearance of playgrounds, city owned empty lots and even private property.
Yes, even homeowners can benefit from the program. If you call 3-1-1 you can request free wood chip mulch to beautify your garden or landscape in Chicago. Be prepared to accept a minimum of 6-10 cubic yards of the chips and have someone home to accept the wood chips at the time of delivery.