Christmas tree recycling

Michael Turpeau and Demetrius Veal, from left, tree trimmers with the Department of Streets and Sanitation Bureau of Forestry, mulches Christmas trees at a drop-off site on Columbus Drive in Grant Park. The Department of Streets and Sanitation, the Park District and the Department of Environment will open 23 sites for holiday tree recycling throughout Chicago. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune / December 29, 2010)

Starting Jan. 4 through Jan. 18, there are 23 locations where Chicagoans can recycle their trees instead of throwing them in the garbage can.

The trees will be chipped and turned into mulch. Resident can pick up free mulch starting Jan. 10.

Here's the list of recycling locations:

  • 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 Drive at Fullerton Avenue
  • 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.
  • Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave.
  • Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

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