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 2016 - Plainfield
Event's details
August 06, 2016-August 06, 2016

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)
Sharefest 2016: Recycle, Donate, HHW
Event's details
September 10, 2016-September 10, 2016

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


Recycling foam plastic, scrap wood, electronics, donating clothing, textiles and home goods, book drive, food drive, scrap metal collection, Household Hazardous Waste collection, (Due to demand, the giveaway will be done the following Saturday!)
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Sharefest 2016 - Giveaway Day
Event's details
September 17, 2016-September 17, 2016

Time:09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location: Spencer Trail School, New Lenox, IL-IL


Sharefest organizers will have clothing, shoes, blankets, toys, bicycles, household items, small furnishings, medical accessories (walkers, etc) books, and more to give away for FREE. There will be a Health & Safety Fair, FREE health screenings, a Blood Drive and much more on the third Saturday of September at Spencer School in New Lenox!
 
 (09:00 AM - 01:00 PM)
 
Will County Land Use Department
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58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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