Now that the holidays are over... it's time to get rid of the Christmas Tree! Lots of way to recycle your live Christmas Tree all across McHenry County. See the list below to find out how you can help keep holiday trees out of the landfills this year!
Algonquin – Waste Management will offer free curbside collection of trees from January 3 to January 13 for existing residential customers. Trees will be chipped and converted to landscape mulch. Also, trees must be cut in half if over 6 feet and . Please do not bag trees and be sure to uncover them if buried by snow.
Algonquin/Crystal Lake - Drop off at Algonquin Township Road District between December 26th and January 7th. 3702 U.S Hwy. 14, Crystal Lake
Barrington - Free pick-up of Christmas trees beginning Jan. 10. Residents North of Main Street should have their trees out by the curb on Jan. 10, and those who live South of Main Street should have their trees ready on Jan 17.
Crystal Lake - Drop off at Nunda Township Road District between December 26th and January 7that 3518 Bay Road, Crystal Lake
Dundee Township - Bring your tree (all decorations removed) to the Township Garage at 1900 Sleepy Hollow Road (at Rt 72) December 25th through January 15th.
East Dundee - Holiday greenery collection is FREE the FIRST TWO WEEKS in January.
Elgin- Christmas Trees will be collected December 26th through January 15 from all residential households. After January 15, each Christmas tree will require one visibly affixed refuse sticker to be collected.
Fox Lake - Grant Woods in Fox Lake—NEW location, drop trees off at Monaville Road entrance, second parking lot. Between December 26th and February 1st.
Gilberts – The Village of Gilberts’ Waste Hauler (MDC) shall pickup discarded Christmas trees place on the curbside on the resident’s normal pickup day after the Christmas holidays until January 31st.
McHenry - The annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program will begin January 7, 2013 and will run through and including January 18, 2013. Residents are asked to place their trees at the curb prior to 7:00 AM on January 7th.
Pingree Grove/ Flood Brothers - Christmas Trees will be collected for the first three weeks of January at no charge.
Ringwood - Drop off at Glacial Park, McHenry County Conservation District on Harts Road. Between December 26th and January 7th
Round Lake - Christmas Trees will be picked up in January on these specific dates: Tuesday, January 3; Monday, January 9; Monday, January 16, and Monday January 23. If tree is bigger than 6 feet, please cut in half. Place tree by regular collection area. This is a complimentary service.
Wauconda - Lakewood in Wauconda—drop trees off along Forest Preserve Drive. Between December 26th and February 1st.
West Dundee – Free Christmas tree collections are scheduled for Saturday, January 5, 2013 and Friday, January 11, 2013 for those households receiving regular refuse collection within the Village.
Woodstock - Drop off at Dorr Township Road District between December 26th and January 7th. 12322 Davis Road, Woodstock