Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling

Tree Recycling

City of Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling
Chicago’s 2020 Tree Recycling Program runs from January 4th through the 18th at dozens of parks across the City.
Only live/natural trees without flocking are accepted (no garland or wreaths). Because the trees are mulched, all tinsel, ornaments, lights, and stands must be removed. Plastic bags used for transport should also be removed before putting trees in the stalls.
The mulch that’s created from the Christmas Tree Recycling program is used in local parks to protect and nourish plants and soil. Mulch will also be made available to Chicago residents, free of charge, starting Jan. 7th, at six park locations.
For complete recycling information including drop off locations go to