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

Battery Collection Event in Frankfort
Event's details
August 29, 2015-August 29, 2015

Time:08:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Interstate Battery will accept all types of batteries at this event. Interstate will make a donation to the Frankfort Township Food Pantry for the following: CAR BATTERIES, MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES and BOAT (MARINE) BATTERIES.
 
 (08:30 AM - 01:30 PM)
Sharefest 2015: Recycle, Donate, HHW
Event's details
September 12, 2015-September 12, 2015

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


Recycling foam plastic, scrap wood, carpet (4ft rolls), carpet padding, electronics, donating clothing, textiles and home goods, book drive, food drive, scrap metal collection, Household Hazardous Waste collection, (Due to growing demand, the giveaway will be done the following Saturday!)
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Sharefest 2015 - Giveaway Day
Event's details
September 19, 2015-September 19, 2015

Time:09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location: Spencer Trail School, New Lenox, IL-IL


Sharefest organizers will have clothing, shoes, blankets, toys, bicycles, household items, small furnishings, medical accessories (walkers, etc) books, and more to give away for FREE. There will be a Health & Safety Fair, FREE health screenings, a Blood Drive and much more on the third Saturday of September at Spencer School in New Lenox!
 
 (09:00 AM - 01:00 PM)
2015 Household Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection in Wilmington
Event's details
October 24, 2015-October 24, 2015

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Wilmington City Hall, Wilmington, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids in the parking lot of the Wilmington City Hall, just off Rt 53.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 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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