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

Mokena Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event 2018
Event's details
June 23, 2018-June 23, 2018

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: , Mokena, 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 and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all residents of any communities partially within Will County.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
NuMark Credit Union Free Shredding Event
Event's details
June 23, 2018-June 23, 2018

Time:09:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location: NuMark Credit Union, Crest Hill, IL-IL


Will County residents are invited to bring up to two boxes of personal papers and documents to observe the on-site mobile shredding process. Papers include: Medical records, Legal papers, Canceled checks, Bank/financial statements, Credit card statements or offers, All shredded paper will be recycled.

 
 (09:00 AM - 10:30 PM)
Book ReUse and Recycling Event in Park Forest
Event's details
July 28, 2018-July 28, 2018

Time:08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location: , Park Forest, IL-IL


People may bring soft or hardcover books to be placed on tables for others to take. Everyone is welcome to drop-off books at the Village Hall throughout the month of July. The day to take books free of charge is Saturday, July 28.
 
 (08:00 AM - 02:00 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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