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Recycling Christmas Trees and Boxes

27 December 2016
Recycling Christmas Trees and Boxes

City of Bloomington sanitation crews will pick up live Christmas trees and wreaths January 2-12.

Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th Street.

The York County Solid Waste Authority is conducting a free Christmas tree recycling program for all York County residents.

As you take down the tinsel and lights, you might want to try a new way of disposing your Christmas tree.

Don't toss those broken or unwanted holiday lights! Cardboard must fit in the 64-gallon recycling container. Mulch is available, year-round, free-of-charge to City residents.

The Organic Materials Composting Facility accepts trees and debris year-round on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Shawnee Mission Park: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. "Recycling Christmas trees that are a product of nature is a wonderful way of giving back to the environment". Please do not place trees at the curb in bags or with decorations attached. According to the University of Illinois Extension, one acre of Holiday trees provides the daily oxygen requirement of 18 people. For information, call the landfill at 815-758-6906.

Treecycle - the county's annual Christmas tree recycling program - will offer several dropoff locations starting next weekend. The centers will be closed only on December 31 and Jan 1. Open daily 7 a.m.to 5 p.m. Stands and ornaments should be removed.

Rock Island's tree collection starts Tuesday, December 27 and ends January 7.

The recycled Christmas trees are used for bank revetment along Hubble Creek in City Park.