Christmas 2016 has passed and you can now take down your holiday decorations without receiving any back luck. But, what do you do with that Christmas? There are two options in the Rockford community, but you do option #1.

 

The First Option: RECYCLE

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.

You can find the recycling locations at the bottom of this article.

 

The Second OptionTrash It.

According to City of Rockford,

Rock River Disposal will be collecting Christmas trees from City of Rockford residents on their normally scheduled garbage pick-up day starting Monday, January 9, 2017 through Thursday, January 19, 2017.  Non-bagged trees should be placed alongside resident's regular garbage and must be free of all ornaments, stands, lights, and other decorative materials.

 

 

Rockford-Area Christmas Tree 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