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Recycle your holiday tree

  • City workers mulch Christmas trees at a drop-off site in Grant Park in 2010.
City workers mulch Christmas trees at a drop-off site in Grant Park in 2010. (Michael Tercha/Chicago…)
December 27, 2012|By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco | RedEye

Now that Christmas has passed, what will you do with your tree?

Obviously that artificial tree will get boxed up soon. But what about the real tree? Don't throw it away. Instead, recycle it.

Bring it to the Wrigley Field green lot on Grace Street from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 5 through Jan. 14.

Or drop it off at any of the 23 park district locations below beginning Jan. 5 through Jan. 18. The trees will be chipped and turned into mulch. Resident can pick up free mulch starting Jan. 11.

  • 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, 6701 N. Narragansett Ave.

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