What do I do with my Christmas tree?

Christmas is over and that live tree in your living room is slowly turning from festive to fire hazard. What now? Keep trees out of the landfill and turn them into mulch for city residents and the parks!

Drop your tree (without ornaments, decorations, plastic bags, etc.) at one of the 27 locations around the city from January 6-20:

  • 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.
  • Hiawatha Park, 8029 W. Forest Preserve 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. (East side of Cannon Dr.)
  • Mahalia Jackson Park, 8385 S. Birkhoff Ave.
  • 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 (Service Yard), 5800 N Avondale 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 Ave.
  • Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave.
  • Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.
  • West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave.

Live and natural holiday trees can be dropped off inside the tree recycling corrals at the designated locations. All ornaments, lighs, tinsel, and tree stands must be removed before the tree is dropped off, and plastic bags used for transport should also be removed prior to placing the trees in the corrals.

More info on tree recycling.

Free mulch is available to city residents starting Jan. 8th at these locations:

  • Lincoln Park
  • Margate Park
  • North Park Village
  • Forestry Site, 900 E. 103rd St.
  • Mt. Greenwood Park
  • Warren Park