Chicago Christmas tree Recycling Program

Chicago Apartments, Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Sadly the holiday season has come to an end. Time to take down those sparkling lights and put away the Christmas cider. For many of us that also means it’s time to take out our Christmas trees. But did you know there is a right way to recycle your tree that does not include throwing it in the dumpster?

That’s right, here in Chicago we pride ourselves on recycling and Christmas trees are no exception.

What’s even cooler is the city of Chicago offers FREE, that’s right free recycling of Christmas trees in 23 convenient locations throughout the city. The program starts Saturday January 3rd and ends on Saturday January 17th.

The city is said that more than 10,000 trees were mulched in 2014. So below we listed each location you can drop off your tree this year.


• 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 Drive
• 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 Drive at Fullerton Avenue (Parking lot east of Cannon)*
• Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Drive*
• Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.
• McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road
• Mount Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St.*
• North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road*
• 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.

We hope you all had an amazing holiday season and wish you all a happy 2015. For more recycling tips and tricks make sure to check out our Pinterest board on We’re Green!

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