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Christmas tree disposal and drop off

Post Date:12/20/2016 11:11 AM

Once the holidays are over, there are two options available for recycling your “live” Christmas trees and wreaths. All greenery is considered yard waste, and must be recycled in one of two ways.

Curbside pickup
Christmas tree collection is scheduled on regular service days for the first two weeks of January 2017. Please remember that all lights, ornaments, garland and artificial decorations must be removed from the tree, plastic disposal bags are prohibited, and one disposal sticker must be visibly wrapped around the tree trunk or branch. Flocked trees are acceptable. Wreaths and garland made of pine boughs or other organic materials will also be accepted, provided the wiring and plastic have been removed. These items should be placed in a Kraft yard waste bag with a disposal sticker attached. Leftover yard waste and bags of leaves will also be accepted, provided the required disposal sticker is attached to each bag or bundle of material. Yard waste stickers are available at local retailers, Village Hall and on the Village’s website. For more information, contact Code Enforcement at 847-781-2631.

Drop-off sites
Christmas trees and greenery can also be dropped off at no charge anytime between Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 and Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at the facility maintenance building, 2405 Pembroke Ave., the field next to Fire Station 23, 1300 Westbury Drive, and the field next to Fire Station 24, 5775 Beacon Pointe Drive. Signs will direct residents to drop-off areas at all locations.
For more information, contact Public Works at 847-490-6800 or email

Artificial trees
If you have an artificial tree that you would like to dispose of, either break it down and put into the trash, or contact local organizations, such as school theatre departments, that may have a use for it. Online resale and options like Freecycle may also allow you to give new life to the old tree without adding to a landfill.

See more about recycling household items

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