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

Pumpkin Pitch 2016 - Collecting Jack-O-Lanterns for Recycling
Event's details
November 05, 2016-November 05, 2016

Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Lewis University - Parking Lot South of the main entrance, Romeoville, IL-IL


Will County and Lewis University have partnered to offer the third annual Will County collection of pumpkins for recycling. From 9am to Noon on Saturday, Nov. 5, students, parents, and residents are encouraged to pitch their pumpkins and gourds! Staff from the County will be joined by the Farm Bureau and Unv of IL Ext office to measure distance and offer prizes! Physics students will be offering a catapult option to add some thrills.
Document Destruction will also be offered.
 
 (09:00 AM - 12:00 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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