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Here’s Where You Can Recycle Christmas Trees In Chicago

Some dropoff spots will also offer free mulch starting Jan. 6 until supplies last.

Christmas Tree recycling near Humboldt Park's Boathouse.
Jen Sabella/Block Club Chicago
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CHICAGO — Christmas trees are magical, delightful symbols of the holiday — until it’s time to haul them out of your home.

Luckily, the city has 25 spots where you can take your tree to be recycled.

You can start dropping off your trees Jan. 4, and the program ends Jan. 18. Some spots (marked below with an asterisk) will also offer free mulch starting Jan. 6 until supplies last.

Here’s where you can drop off your tree:

  • Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.
  • Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.
  • Forestry Site*, 900 E. 103rd St.
  • Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.
  • Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr.
  • Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1369 N. Sacramento Ave.
  • Jackson Park, 6300 S. Cornell Ave.
  • Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.
  • Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.
  • Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.
  • Lincoln Park*, Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Ave. (Parking lot east of Cannon Dr.)
  • Margate Park*, 4921 N. Marine Dr.
  • Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.
  • McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.
  • Mt. Greenwood Park*, 3721 W. 111th St.
  • North Park Village*, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.
  • Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.
  • Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.
  • Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.
  • Rowan Park, 11546 S. Avenue L
  • Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.
  • Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland
  • Warren Park*, 6601 N. Western Ave.
  • Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.
  • West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton

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