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 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
April 28, 2014-May 02, 2014

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


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in ccoperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 6am-9:00am
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2014 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
April 28, 2014-May 02, 2014

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


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in ccoperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 6am-9:00am
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2014 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
April 28, 2014-May 02, 2014

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


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in ccoperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 6am-9:00am
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2014 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
April 28, 2014-May 02, 2014

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


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in ccoperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 6am-9:00am
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2014 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
April 28, 2014-May 02, 2014

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


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in ccoperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 6am-9:00am
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Mokena Household Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
May 03, 2014-May 03, 2014

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Mokena Hickory Creek Metra Parking Lot, Mokena, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Fountaindale Public library Environmental Event
Event's details
May 10, 2014-May 10, 2014

Time:11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Fountaindale Public Library, Bolingbrook, IL-IL


Paper Shredding - 11am-1pm; Cleaning and Greening Home - 2:30pm-4pm
 
 (11:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
2014 Household Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
May 31, 2014-May 31, 2014

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: William B. Orenic School Parking Lot, Plainfield, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids at a school with a Plainfield address, in the midst of Joliet and Shorewood.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event with Document Destruction
Event's details
June 06, 2014-June 08, 2014

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


Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. Confidential documents are also welcomed for certified destruction. This event is FREE of charge.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event with Document Destruction
Event's details
June 06, 2014-June 08, 2014

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


Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. Confidential documents are also welcomed for certified destruction. This event is FREE of charge.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event with Document Destruction
Event's details
June 06, 2014-June 08, 2014

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


Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. Confidential documents are also welcomed for certified destruction. This event is FREE of charge.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
2014 Household Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
June 14, 2014-June 14, 2014

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: West End Park Parking Lot, Elwood, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids, coupled with document destruction, in a park in Elwood, a few blocks from Rt. 53.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Air Quality Link
 
Will County Land Use Department
Will County - Land Use Department - Resource Recovery & Energy
58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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