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Christmas tree recycling to be offered throughout city

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

If you plan on keeping your Christmas tree until the new year begins, you will be able to recycle it at one of 23 recycling locations across the city in January.

The Department of Streets and Sanitation, along with the Chicago Park District, will offer tree recycling Jan. 4-18 at park district locations, according to a release from the city. Trees must have ornaments, lights, tinsel and strands removed to be recycled.

The trees will be chipped into free mulch, which will be available to residents for collection from the drop-off locations starting Jan. 10.

Trees can be dropped off for recycling at the following locations:

 

  • 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 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. (Parking lot east of Cannon Dr.)
  • Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Dr.
  • Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.
  • 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 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.

 

Last year, Chicagoans recycled over 16,800 trees, the statement said.

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