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Christmas Tree Recycling

posted Dec 20, 2011, 7:59 AM by Web Master

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful has announced this year's tree-recycling locations:

"Remember to recycle your Christmas tree and collect free mulch.  Trees should be completely bare -  no tree stands, no ornaments, no lights.  Flocked trees and pine wreaths with metal frames will not be accepted.  Items must be biodegradable and free of any metal objects.

 "Mulch is created as the trees are chipped and is available at no charge to area residents for use in their landscaping; it is a durable ground cover that reduces weeds and retains moisture.  Acid loving plants benefit from the nutrients in the mulch.  The pine mulch is available on a first come, first served basis.  Residents need to bring their own shovel and containers.   

 "The drop-off sites are unmanned and open twenty-four hours a day:

·         Don Schmid Youth Sports Center / Riverdahl Park, Rockford

·         Blackhawk Park / 100 – 15th Ave, Rockford

·         Levings Lake / East entrance off Johnston Avenue, Rockford

·         Andrews Park, 800 North Central Ave, Rockford

·         Gambino Park / Pepper Drive off North Alpine Road, Rockford

·         Alpine Park / 900 South Alpine Road, Rockford

·         Martin Park / Park Ridge Road off Riverside Boulevard, Loves Park

·         Machesney Park Village Hall / 300 Machesney Road, Machesney Park

·         Baumann Park / Behind South Walnut maintenance building, Cherry Valley

·         Williams Tree Farm / 4661 Yale Bridge Road, north Winnebago County

·         Rockton Boat Ramp Parking Lot / Off Hononegah Road

·         Valley View Farms / 6440 Belvidere Road, Roscoe

·         Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve / 4550 N Pecatonica Rd, Pecatonica

 "There will be no tree recycling at the Westlake Village location this year." 

For more information, visit or call 815-637-1343.