The one holiday tradition that I dread every year is saying goodbye to our beautiful Christmas tree. Seeing a bare tree laying on the side of a road for weeks on end is one of the saddest sights after Christmas, so please don't do that. Take the few extra minutes to load it onto your car and drop it off at one of Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful's free Christmas tree recycling locations in the Stateline. This way it can continue to beautify someone's home in a different mulch!

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful will be accepting live Christmas trees, (that have had all lights, decorations and tree stands removed), January 1 - 15, 2020 at these locations in the Rockford area:
Sandy Hollow Golf Course—
2670 Sandy Hollow Road, West Lot
Levings Lake — 1420 S. Pierpont Ave.
East entrance South Johnston Ave. at Montague
Andrews Park —
800 North Central Ave.
Gambino Park — 4421 Pepper Drive west of North Alpine
Alpine Park —
950 South Alpine Road

Martin Park —
5600 Park Ridge Road, south of Riverside; northeast parking lot

Baumann Park — South Walnut Street, Daylight hours only

Williams Tree Farm — 4661 Yale Bridge Road
Rockton Boat Ramp parking area — About 830 E. Main St., opposite ballfield

Valley View Farms — 6440 Belvidere Road

Davis Village Hall — 104 East McKimmey

Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve — 4550 North Pecatonica Road
(near picnic area)

City of Belvidere Street Department — 515 West Locust Street
Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

When dropping off your tree for recycling don't forget to bring along a big container and shovel to scoop up some of the free mulch that will be available while supplies last at all drop off locations.

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