Christmas Tree Recycling

The Forest Preserve District of Will County has ceased Christmas Tree collections as of the 2016-2017 season.

Please know that 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. Some communities offer this service at your curb, others offer drop-off sites for community residents.

If none of these services is available, please consider holding on to your tree until March when it could be cut up and placed in the yardwaste collection bags. During the cold winter, birds may use the tree as shelter. You may wish to place pine cones with suet or peanut butter inside the shelter. This allows small birds to find shelter and food in the winter months and gives the tree more use.

Upcoming Green Events

New Lenox Recyclepalooza: Hazardous Waste, Electronics, Wood, & More Collection Event 2022
Event's details
September 10, 2022-September 10, 2022

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


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids. There is a limit of 2 TVs and 15 gallons of paint per vehicle. ID required. We offer service to all Will County residents and all residents of any communities partially within Will County.
 
 (September 10, 2022 08:00 AM - September 10, 2022 03:00 PM)
Learn about Composting & Green Lawn Practices in Naperville
Event's details
September 18, 2022-September 18, 2022

Time:02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Location: The Conservation Foundation, Naperville, IL-IL


“Home composting made easy and inexpensive” coupled with the "Green Lawn Practice" offered by The Conservation Foundation and Will County..
 
 (September 18, 2022 02:30 PM - September 18, 2022 04:30 PM)
 
Will County Land Use Department
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58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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