Chicago Christmas tree recycling starts January 9 at 25 locations

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Friday, January 8, 2021
Chicago Christmas tree recycling offered at 25 locations around city
The city of Chicago is offering free Christmas tree recycling at 25 locations from Jan. 9 through Jan. 23, 2021.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Don't throw away that Christmas tree!

The City of Chicago's annual holiday tree recycling program offers free tree recycling at 25 locations throughout the city.

The program runs Saturday, Jan. 9 through Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021.

All you have to do is drop your tree off at any of the locations to be recycled. Only live or natural trees are accepted; no garlands and wreaths. All tinsel, ornaments, lights and stands must be removed. Plastic bags used for transporting the tree should also be removed before putting the trees in their recycling stalls.

All trees are mulched, so it's important residents strip them of all extra objects before recycling. Six locations, noted below, offer free much on a first come, first served basis starting on Jan. 12.

Here are the city's tree recycling locations:

Bessemer Park

8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park

3400 N. Rockwell St.

Forestry Site

900 E. 103rd Street

This site offers free mulch

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., east of Cannon Dr.

This site offers free mulch

Margate Park

4921 N. Marine Dr.

This site offers free mulch

Marquette Park

6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park

2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Mt. Greenwood Park

3721 W. 111th St.

This site offers free mulch

North Park Village

5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

This site offers free mulch

Norwood Park

5801 N. Natoma Ave.

This site offers free mulch

Portage Park

4100 N. Long Ave.

Riis Park

6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Rowan Park

11546 S. Avenue L

Sheridan Park

910 S. Aberdeen St.

Walsh Park

1722 N. Ashland

Warren Park

6601 N. Western Ave.

This site offers free mulch

Wentworth Park

5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

West Chatham Park

8223 S. Princeton