Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Chicago

Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Chicago

Heather Blaha
Jan 5, 2009
For the first year ever, we had enough space for a full-size Christmas tree. In the past, space allowed only for the (fabulous) 3 ft. tall pinecone tree made by my grandfather. While this is still my favorite (and doesn't require cutting down, purchase or recycling), a live tree provided a new, festive experience -- and possibly a new tradition. Searching for where to recycle it in Chicago, we found 20 participating parks. Scoping out our local Warren Park yesterday, a few piles of trees were ready for mulching; you can simply drop yours off and add to the pile: Click through to the City of Chicago for information and call the Department of Environment at (312) 744-7606 with questions. Also, bagged mulch is available at the locations on a limited basis. Participating Sites: * Bessemer Park; 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. * Clark Park; 3400 N. Rockwell * Forestry Site; 900 E. 103rd St. * Garfield Park;100 N. Central Park Ave. * Grant Park; 900 S. Columbus * Humboldt Park Boathouse; 1369 N. Sacramento * Jackson Park; 6300 S. Cornell * Kennedy Park; 11320 S. Western * Kelvyn Park; 4438 W. Wrightwood * Lake Meadows Park; 3117 S. Rhodes * Lincoln Park; Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Ave.(Parking lot east of Cannon Dr.) * Margate Park; 4921 N. Marine Dr. * Marquette Park; 6700 S. Kedzie * McKinley Park; 2210 W. Pershing Rd. * Mt. Greenwood Park; 3721 W. 111th St. * North Park Village; 5801 N. Pulaski Rd. * Norwood Park; 5801 N. Natoma * Portage Park; 4100 N. Long * Riis Park; 6100 W. Fullerton * Rowan Park; 11546 S. Avenue L * Sheridan Park; 910 S. Aberdeen St. * Warren Park; 6601 N. Western Ave. * Wentworth Park; 5625 S. Mobile (Image via City of Yuma, AZ website)
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