Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling 2012

Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling 2012
No way to treat a tree


Now that the holidays are over you can put your live Christmas tree to good use by participating in Chicago’s Christmas tree recycling program. Trees that have been stripped of their ornaments can be dropped off at several parks where they will be turned into mulch that is used in public landscaping and in gardens.  If you can’t haul your tree to one of the recycling locations you can turn the branches and trunk into garden art and furniture, or support stakes for your tomatoes next season.   Below is a list of drop-off locations for your Christmas tree and where a limited amount of free mulch will be left behind for Chicago gardeners to use in their gardens.

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.
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.



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  • A good use for the Christmas Tree - put it near your birdfeeder as shelter and protection from winter predators

  • In reply to CarolCichorski:

    Good tips, Carol!

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