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

Really, Really Free Market - Plainfield
Event's details
August 02, 2014-August 02, 2014

Time:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Plainfield United Methodist Church, Plainfield, IL-IL

The Plainfield United Methodist Church’s Green Team is organizing their second 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 10am-3pm.
 (10:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Sharefest 2014
Event's details
September 13, 2014-September 13, 2014

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

Recycling foam plastic, scrap wood, carpet padding, electronics, donating clothing, textiles and home goods, book drive, food drive, scrap metal collection, Household Hazardous Waste collection, Job Fair, Health Fair and more! (Carpet will NOT be accepted this year due to poor market conditions.)
 (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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