Christmas tree recycling runs through Jan. 17 in Chicago

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Christmas tree recycling in Chicago is available now through Jan. 17.

Residents should not throw away the tree, but instead take it to one of 24 recycling locations throughout the city.

Click here for a list of the locations.

Lights and ornaments should be removed. Wreaths and garlands will not be accepted.

Last year, Chicago residents recycled more than 10,000 trees.

Starting Jan. 11, residents can pick up free mulch at six locations.

Residents can also call 311 for information.

For more information, visit

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