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 Event in Homer Glen
Event's details
October 04, 2014-October 04, 2014

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Hadley Middle School, Homer Glen, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids in the parking lots of Homer Jr. High School and Hadley Middle School, just north of 159th Street.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
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, Homer Glen, 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)
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