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Christmas Tree Disposal/Recycling

Free curbside collection of live Christmas trees, only, will be offered by Republic Services from January 6-17, 2014, on your regular pickup day. Trees must be free of tinsel ornaments and hooks and should not be placed in bags.


  • Christmas trees will not be picked up the week of January 6, 2014, due to weather and delayed garbage pickup. Trees will be collected curbside the week of January 13, 2014. If you already have a tree at the curb, you may leave it out until collection. 

Tree Recycling 

The Downers Grove Park District will host two drop-off sites for Christmas trees from December 26, 2013 to January 13, 2014. Trees are turned into wood chips which will be used as mulch within parks and landscaping projects. Locations are: 

  • Whitlock Park at 40th St. and Fairview, in the the parking lot off Fairview; 
  • McCollum Park at 6801 S. Main St., in the north parking lot off 
    67th St. 

The Willowbrook Wildlife Center will be collecting Christmas live trees, garland, and wreaths after the holidays. Bring your greens to the Glen Ellyn center and they will make good use of them for animal habitats.  Only natural materials are accepted.  

Willowbrook Wildlife Center
525 S. Park Blvd .Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 942 6200