You can drop off your Christmas tree until January15th at 13 locations throughout Rockford thanks to Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful is encouraging residents with real Christmas trees to recycle instead of tossing them with their household garbage. The trees will be used to make mulch, which will be available for pickup in March.

There are a few important things to remember when dropping off your Christmas tree, though. Make sure to remove the tree stand and all ornaments. KNIB also asks that you not leave tree bag and blankets.


Here are a list of all Rockford-area Christmas tree recycling drop-off locations.

Alpine Park 
950 S. Alpine
Rockford, IL

Andrews Park
850 N. Central Ave.
Rockford, IL

Baumann Park
Cherry Valley

City of Belvidere Street Department
515 W. Locust St.
Belvidere, IL

Don Schmid Youth Sports Center
Riverdahl Park
871 Sandy Hollow Road
Rockford, IL

Gambino Park
4421 Pepper Drive
Rockford, IL

Levings Lake
South Johnston Ave. entrance at Montague
Rockford, IL

Machesney Town Center
8702 N. 2nd St.
South mall parking lot
Machesney Park, IL

Martin Park
5600 Park Ridge Road
Loves Park, IL

Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve
4550 N. Pecatonica Road
Pecatonica, IL

Valley View Tree Farm
6440 Belvidere Road
Roscoe, IL

Williams Tree Farm
4661 Yale Bridge Road
Rockton, IL