Christmas Tree Recycling

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. If not, consider taking your tree to a designated Forest Preserve District of Will County drop-off site for mulching. The pine chips can be used for trails or for landscaping.

Trees can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at four Forest Preserve District Visitor Center parking lots:  Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville, Monee Reservoir in Monee, Plum Creek Nature Center in Beecher and Sugar Creek Administration Center in Joliet. Please remove all lights and decorations from your tree. For information on tree recycling program dates, visit the District’s website, ReconnectWithNature.org.

If you unable to take a tree to a Forest Preserve District drop-off site or place it at the curb for a special municipal tree collection, consider placing it in your 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

Really, Really Free Market 2017 - Plainfield
Event's details
August 05, 2017-August 05, 2017

Time:08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Plainfield United Methodist Church, Plainfield, IL-IL


The Plainfield United Methodist Church’s Green Team is organizing their fourth annual, Really, Really Free Market. Think "Garage Sale - except everything is FREE!" Everyone is invited to bring in items they don't want and to take items they can use wiithout any fees. The event takes place at Plainfield United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 15114 S. Illinois Street, Plainfield, IL from 8:30am-3pm.
 
 (08:30 AM - 03:00 PM)
Back-To-School Clothing ReUse and Donation Drive
Event's details
August 07, 2017-August 11, 2017

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Back-to-School Clothing Reuse and Donation Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Sharefest. This event will accept clean, reusable clothing for children Kindergarten through high school. Sharefest will be distributing items to children of Evergreen Terrace and other areas of Will County.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Back-To-School Clothing ReUse and Donation Drive
Event's details
August 07, 2017-August 11, 2017

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Back-to-School Clothing Reuse and Donation Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Sharefest. This event will accept clean, reusable clothing for children Kindergarten through high school. Sharefest will be distributing items to children of Evergreen Terrace and other areas of Will County.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Back-To-School Clothing ReUse and Donation Drive
Event's details
August 07, 2017-August 11, 2017

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Back-to-School Clothing Reuse and Donation Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Sharefest. This event will accept clean, reusable clothing for children Kindergarten through high school. Sharefest will be distributing items to children of Evergreen Terrace and other areas of Will County.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Back-To-School Clothing ReUse and Donation Drive
Event's details
August 07, 2017-August 11, 2017

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Back-to-School Clothing Reuse and Donation Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Sharefest. This event will accept clean, reusable clothing for children Kindergarten through high school. Sharefest will be distributing items to children of Evergreen Terrace and other areas of Will County.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Back-To-School Clothing ReUse and Donation Drive
Event's details
August 07, 2017-August 11, 2017

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Back-to-School Clothing Reuse and Donation Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in cooperation with Sharefest. This event will accept clean, reusable clothing for children Kindergarten through high school. Sharefest will be distributing items to children of Evergreen Terrace and other areas of Will County.
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Sharefest 2017: Recycle, Donate, HHW (2 TV limit)
Event's details
September 09, 2017-September 09, 2017

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


Recycling foam plastic, scrap wood, a wide range of electronics (2 TV limit), donating clothing, textiles and home goods, book drive, food drive, scrap metal collection, Household Hazardous Waste collection, (The Sharefest organization has designated several small giveaway events throughout the year!)
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Electronics Recycling Event at A-Team's Shorewood Facility
Event's details
October 07, 2017-October 07, 2017

Time:08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location: A-Team Recyclers Parking Lot, Shorewood, IL-IL


Time to clean out the house and recycle all those old electronics in the basement, attic, crawlspace, garage, collecting dust that you have not used, or have not worked in years.
 
 (08:00 AM - 01:00 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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