In the coming days, the task of taking down Christmas will commence. If you got a real tree this year, please don't put it on the curb, recycle that beauty.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful is hosting several sites around Rockford where you can recycle your tree. The locations open January 1 - January 15. Plus, mulch from these chippings will be available by March 1, 2017.

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

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

Andrews Park 
850 N. Central Ave.
Rockford, IL

Gambino Park
4421 Pepper Drive
Rockford, IL

Alpine Park 
950 S. Alpine
Rockford, IL

Williams Tree Farm
4661 Yale Bridge Road
Rockton, IL

Valley View Tree Farm
6440 Belvidere Road
Roscoe, IL

Rockton Boat Ramp Parking Lot
830 E. Main St.
Rockton, IL

Martin Park
5600 Park Ridge Road
Loves Park, IL

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

Baumann Park
Cherry Valley

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

City of Belvidere Street Department
515 W. Locust St.
Belvidere, IL
Mon-Fri 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.