Free City of Chicago Christmas tree recycling.
What you can recycle
Live Christmas trees with ornaments, lights, tinsel and stands removed can be dropped-off inside tree corrals set up at all 25 Park District Locations. Forestry crews from the Department of Streets and Sanitation will chip Christmas trees into free mulch for residents. The Christmas tree recycling program is not able to accept tree decorations, tree lights, wreaths or garland at these locations.
Christmas tree recycling locations are (map):
- Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.
- Clark Park, 3400 North Rockwell St.
- Forestry Site, 900 E. 103rd St.
- Garfield Park, 100 North Central Park Ave.
- Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr.
- Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1369 N. Sacramento Ave.
- Jackson Park, 6300 South Cornell Ave.
- Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.
- Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.
- Lake Meadows Park, 3117 South 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.
- Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave.
- Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland
- Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.
- West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton
Six locations will also have free mulch available on a limited basis beginning January 12, 2021: Lincoln Park, Margate Park, Mt. Greenwood Park, North Park Village, Warren Park, and the Forestry Site at 900 E 103rd St.