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,

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

Romeoville Household Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
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March 18, 2017-March 18, 2017

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Romeoville High School, Romeoville, IL-IL

Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. There is a limit of 2 TVs per vehicle and ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all of residents of any communities partially within Will County (including all residents of Lemont, Naperville, Woodridge, etc).
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Earth Day 2017 Photo Competition Final Day
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April 22, 2017

All Day Event

Submit your photograph of yourself, a friend, family member or someone you know recycling, composting, reusing or conserving energy. Send in the photo between now and April 22 for a chance to win an iPad2!
 (All Day Event)
Will County Land Use Department
Will County - Land Use Department - Resource Recovery & Energy
58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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