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Christmas Tree Recycling

  • Sunday, January 07, 2018
  • Sunday, January 14, 2018
  • Around Northcenter

What should you do with your Christmas Tree after the holidays are over?


You should RECYCLE it!




Christmas trees don’t belong in your alley; let them have a second life as mulch in our gardens!  The Northcenter Neighborhood Association is working to keep trees from taking up space in landfills, and you can help.


Recycle your tree!

Not only do trees left in alleys end up in landfills, they are a fire hazard. There are a couple ways to recycle your tree:


Take your tree to a City drop-off point

This is the best option! Remove your ornaments, lights, and garland and bring your tree to any of the City of Chicago drop-off spots. The location closest to Northcenter is Clark Park at 3400 N. Rockwell. Click here for more information about the City’s recycling program. The City will accept your tree from January 3rd through the 17th.  


Take your tree to a NNA drop-off point  

If you don’t have a car or cannot take your tree to Clark Park, bring it to a NNA location and we’ll haul it to Clark Park for you! You still need to remove your ornaments, lights, and garland.  NNA’s drop off location is:


Northcenter Town Square, 4100 N. Damen Ave. Trees can be dropped off from 9am - 4pm on January 7th and 14th.


We are asking for a $5 suggested donation for each tree saved. We are very grateful to the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to use this space. Please be considerate when dropping your trees off and do not leave your tree outside of NNA’s designated times and follow these guidelines:


1.  We are not a City lot - we are your neighbors who are hauling your trees to the City recycling spots.  If you have your tree on your car, PLEASE take it all the way to the City lot at Clark Park.


2.  If you are using our lot, please follow these simple rules:

- Do not leave tree outside the fence

- Do not leave tree in walkway inside the fence

- No wreaths, no garland, no lights


3.  If these rules aren't followed, it jeopardizes the future of the program.


VOLUNTEER!

Already recycled your own tree, have an artificial tree, or don’t even have a tree, but hate to see our alleys littered with trees in January? Help NNA recycle them! We are looking for volunteers to accept and haul trees on January 7th and 14th. You don’t need to be strong, just willing to give a couple hours to help save hundreds of trees from the landfills.


Click below to sign up!


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