Live Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they can be reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes. Tazewell County Health Department is promoting Christmas tree mulching this year. The mulching program relies on residents taking their tree to designated drop sites. The trees are then mulched to be used for playgrounds, beautification projects, and individual yards.
Christmas trees will be accepted from Dec. 26 through Jan. 5 at the following Tazewell County tree mulching sites:
Armington – Across the street from Village Hall
Creve Coeur – Village Hall, 101 N Thorncrest
East Peoria – ICC East Campus, by truck driver training area
Hopedale – Behind Village Hall
Mackinaw – 605 S Orchard (Behind Recycle Bins)
Minier – By recycling bin at Park & Pennsylvania
Morton – Freedom Hall, 349 W Birchwood St
Tremont – Leaf pile adjacent to City Park
Washington – Park District Office, 815 Lincoln
Pekin residents – City crew will pick up trees at curb during first two weeks of January
Please remove all lights, ornaments, and tinsel before bringing trees to drop off sites.
For more information, contact the Tazewell County Health Department at 925-5511, ext 272.