Christmas Tree Recycling

The Forest Preserve District of Will County has ceased Christmas Tree collections as of the 2016-2017 season.

Please know that real trees used for Christmas celebrations remain a resource when the holiday ends. To be certain that a tree is not sent to a landfill, check with your municipality to see if trees are collected separately for recycling and composting. Some communities offer this service at your curb, others offer drop-off sites for community residents.

If none of these services is available, please consider holding on to your tree until March when it could be cut up and placed in the yardwaste collection bags. During the cold winter, birds may use the tree as shelter. You may wish to place pine cones with suet or peanut butter inside the shelter. This allows small birds to find shelter and food in the winter months and gives the tree more use.

Upcoming Green Events

Recycle Electronics & Household Hazardous Waste
Event's details
September 12, 2020-September 12, 2020

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , New Lenox, IL-IL


Accepting a wide range of electronics (2 TV limit) and Household Hazardous Waste (15 gallons of paint and 15 fluorescent tubes limit) by appointment in New Lenox from 8am to 3pm.
 
 (September 12, 2020 08:00 AM - September 12, 2020 03:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event Sept 2020 - canceled due to COVID
Event's details
September 18, 2020-September 20, 2020

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


This event was rescheduled but had to canceled again due to COVID. Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This event is FREE of charge and a great place to find children's books as well as many more!.
Signs will be posted.
 
 (September 18, 2020 09:00 AM - September 20, 2020 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event Sept 2020 - canceled due to COVID
Event's details
September 18, 2020-September 20, 2020

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


This event was rescheduled but had to canceled again due to COVID. Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This event is FREE of charge and a great place to find children's books as well as many more!.
Signs will be posted.
 
 (September 18, 2020 09:00 AM - September 20, 2020 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event Sept 2020 - canceled due to COVID
Event's details
September 18, 2020-September 20, 2020

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


This event was rescheduled but had to canceled again due to COVID. Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. This event is FREE of charge and a great place to find children's books as well as many more!.
Signs will be posted.
 
 (September 18, 2020 09:00 AM - September 20, 2020 04:00 PM)
Wilmington Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
October 24, 2020-October 24, 2020

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , Wilmington, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. All participants must make an APPOINTMENT. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle, maximum 15 gallons of paint, and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all residents of any communities partially within Will County.
 
 (October 24, 2020 08:00 AM - October 24, 2020 03:00 PM)
 
Will County Land Use Department
Will County - Land Use Department - Resource Recovery & Energy
58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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