Christmas Tree Recycling

Formerly live trees used for Christmas celebrations, remain a resource when the holiday ends.  To be certain that a tree is not sent to the landfill, remove all the lights and decorations. Consider taking the tree to one of the County Forest Preserves for mulching. The pine chips can be used for trails or for nutrients.  If living in a municipality the collects trees, call and learn if the trees are taken serperately for recycling and composting.

If unable to take the tree to the Forest Preserve or place at the curb for a special tree collection, consider placing it in the back yard for a month with birdseed attached. This allows small birds to find shelter and food in the winter months and gives the tree more use before it is taken to a landfill. 

Upcoming Green Events

2014 Household Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection in Peotone
Event's details
October 25, 2014-October 25, 2014

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Peotone High School, Peotone, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids in the parking lots of Peotone High School, just east of Rt 57, north of Wilmington-Peotone Road.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Tire Recycling Collection - Unv. Park 2014
Event's details
November 01, 2014-November 01, 2014

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: University Park Towncenter Mall, University Park, IL-IL


Will County is sponsoring a car and light truck tire collection event at University Park Towncenter Mall on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 8am to 3pm. This event is for residents and farmers. NO business or governmental organizations may participate.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Pumpkin Pitch - Collecting Jack-O-Lanterns for Recycling
Event's details
November 07, 2014-November 07, 2014

Time:06:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Will County Office Parking Lot, Joliet, IL-IL


Will County and Homewood Disposal have partnered to offer the first Will County collection of pumpkins for recycling. WJOL's morning crew will be on-site until 9am encouraging great pitches! Staff from the County will be joined by the Farm Bureau and Unv of IL Ext office to measure distance and offer prizes! Don't trash your Jack-O-Lantern, bring it in for recycling!
 
 (06:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Will County Land Use Department
Will County - Land Use Department - Resource Recovery & Energy
58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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