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Recycle your Christmas Tree at the Forest Preserve

posted Dec 27, 2011, 6:23 PM by Brian Donahoe   [ updated Jan 17, 2012, 5:58 AM ]
Don't send your Christmas tree to the landfill, drop it off with us for recycling. Donated trees are chipped and used for trails and for landscaping at forest preserves throughout Lake County. Bring your tree to a drop-off site at one of the following forest preserves: 
  •  Greenbelt in Waukegan 
  • Half Day in Vernon Hills 
  • Lakewood in Wauconda 
  • Old School in Libertyville 
  •  Woods in Deerfield 
  • Van Patten Woods in Wadsworth. 
 Drop-offs accepted at the marked sites only between December 28 and January 31. Only undecorated, real Christmas trees can be accepted; no yard waste. Commercial drop-offs are prohibited. Lake County Forest Preserves are open from 6:30 a.m. to sunset, daily.   

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