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Forest district will recycle Christmas trees

Updated: January 30, 2014 6:40AM

The Will County Forest Preserve District is conducting a free Christmas tree recycling program through Jan. 11, with four tree drop-off sites around the county, according to a press release from the forest preserve district.

Trees can be dropped off at any of the facilities from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All collected trees will be chipped and used as mulch on district trails and for landscaping.

Christmas trees can be dropped off in designated areas of parking lots at the following locations: Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. 135th St., Romeoville; Plum Creek Nature Center, in the Goodenow Grove Forest Preserve at 27064 S. Dutton Road in Crete Township; the Sugar Creek Administration Center, 17540 W. Laraway Road in Joliet; and Monee Reservoir, 27341 S. Ridgeland Avenue, about two miles south of Monee.

All tinsel, lights and ornaments should be removed. Only trees from residences will be accepted.

For more information, call 815-727-8700 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Staff reports

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