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Christmas Tree & Holiday Light Collection Locations and Dates (2022/2023)

Dec 20 2022

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Are you looking to mulch a live Christmas tree or recycle holiday lights? Scroll down to see the options available for DuPage County community members.

Christmas Tree

Get it mulched by placing it at your curb for pickup. If curbside service isn’t available where you live, see below for additional options in DuPage County. Remove all ornaments, decorations, and string lights. Do not bag the tree. NO artificial trees can be accepted.

Holiday Lights

‘Tis the season of holiday light recycling programs! Bring any type of holiday string lights, including LEDs, Italian mini-lights, and rope lights – working or not – to one of the locations below for recycling. Learn more about how lights are recycled here.

Tip: If you need to replace lights, opt for energy efficient LED strands or ENERGY STAR certified lights – and consider using a timer so they only shine when you can see them.

Most holiday light collection bins are indoors and only available for drop-off during business hours, which may be different during the holidays. Don’t see your town? Check with your local government for additional locations or bring them to SCARCE. We take lights year-round!

TOWNCHRISTIMAS TREE COLLECTION DATES
Remove all ornaments and string lights.
Do not bag the tree. REAL trees only.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS COLLECTION
LOCATIONS AND DATES
AddisonTree curbside collection through January 31SCARCE (Year-round light collection)
(Tue – Fri 9am-2pm, Sat 9-11:30am)
AuroraTree curbside collection first two weeks of JanuaryN/A
BartlettTree curbside collection Jan 3, Jan 10, Jan 17Bartlett Village Hall (Lights collected through January)
BensenvilleTree curbside collection through January 31Bensenville Village Hall
Bensenville Public Works
(Lights collected through February)
BloomingdaleTree curbside collection Dec 27, Jan 3, Jan 10Bloomingdale Public Library
(Lights collected year-round)
Carol StreamTree curbside collection first two weeks of JanuaryCarol Stream Village Hall
(Lights collected until Jan 27)
Clarendon HillsTree curbside collection through January 31N/A
DarienTree curbside collection first two weeks of JanuaryDarien Police Department
(Lights collected until mid February)
Downers GroveTree curbside collection January 3-13Downers Grove Public Works
Fire Station 2 (5420 Main St.)
(Lights collected until Feb 10)
ElmhurstTree curbside collection first two weeks of JanuaryElmhurst Park District Administrative Office
Wagner Community Center
Elmhurst City Hall
Courts Plus
(Lights collected through Jan 17)
Glen EllynTree curbside collection Jan 3, Jan 9, Jan 27Spring Avenue Recreation Center
Main Street Recreation Center (North entrance)
Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center
(Lights collected until Jan 15)
Glendale HeightsTree curbside collection first two weeks of JanuaryGlendale Heights Public Works Garage
(1635 Glen Ellyn Rd)
Weekdays 7:30am-3:00pm
(Lights collected through April)
HinsdaleTree curbside collection first two weeks of JanuaryN/A
ItascaTree curbside collection first four weeks of JanuaryItasca Public Works
(Lights collected through January)
LisleTree curbside collection Jan 4, Jan 11Lisle Village Hall
St. Joan of Arc Church
(Lights collected through January)
LombardTree curbside collection Jan 3 – Jan 13Lombard Public Works
(Lights collected until Jan 16)
MedinahCheck with your waste haulerN/A
NapervilleTree curbside collection first two weeks of JanuaryNaperville Electronics Recycling Center
Lights collected weekdays 7am-3pm
(Closed Dec 26 and Jan 2)
Oak BrookTree curbside collection first two weeks of JanuaryOak Brook Public Library
(Lights collected until Jan 13th)
RoselleTree curbside collection first two weeks of JanuaryRoselle Village Hall
Clauss Recreation Center
(Lights collected through January)
Villa ParkTree curbside collection second and third week of JanuaryVilla Park Public Works Garage (20 W Home Ave)
Lights collected every 3rd Saturday of each month 9am-12pm
WarrenvilleTree curbside collection first two weeks of JanuaryN/A
WayneCheck with your waste haulerN/A
West ChicagoTree curbside collection first two weeks after ChristmasWest Chicago City Hall
First United Methodist Church of West Chicago
Murphy Ace Hardware (319 S Neltnor Boulevard)
West Chicago Water Treatment Plant
West Chicago Public Library District
The ARC Center
(Lights collected until Jan 20)
WestmontTree curbside collection Jan 3 – Jan 13Johanik Fire Station Headquarters (6015 S Cass)
Westmont Public Library (428 N Cass)
(Self-service 24/7 – Lights collected through January 31)
WheatonTree curbside collection first two weeks of JanuaryWheaton Public Works
(Lights collected weekdays 7am-3pm until Jan 20)
WillowbrookTree curbside collection first three weeks of JanuaryN/A
WinfieldTree curbside collection Dec 26, Jan 2, and Jan 9N/A
Wood DaleTree curbside collection – First scheduled pickup day after New YearsWood Dale Public Works
(Lights collected until Jan 27)
WoodridgeTree curbside collection first two weeks of JanuaryWoodridge Village Hall
Woodridge Public Works
(Lights collected until March 25)

Christmas Tree Collections for Unincorporated Addresses

Addison Township – DROP-OFF LOCATION
Drop-off at Addison Township Highway Department (411 W Potter St, Wood Dale)
Dec 27-29 (6am-6pm), Dec 30 (6am-12pm), Jan 3-6 (6am-6pm)

Bloomingdale Township – DROP-OFF LOCATION
Drop-off at Bloomingdale Township Highway Department (6N030 Rosedale Ave, Bloomingdale)
Dec 27-29 (7am-3pm), Dec 30th (7am-12pm), Jan 3-6 (7am-3pm)

Downers Grove Township – CURBSIDE COLLECTION
Leave tree at the curb through the first two weeks of January

Lisle Township – CURBSIDE COLLECTION
Curbside pickup the first three weeks of January

Milton Township – DROP-OFF LOCATION
Drop-off at Milton Township Highway Department (23W040 Poss St, Glen Ellyn)
Dec 27-29 (7am-3pm), Dec 30 (7am-12pm), Jan 3-6 (7am-3pm)

Naperville Township – CURBSIDE COLLECTION
Curbside pickup on Jan 2, Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23

Wayne Township – DROP-OFF LOCATION for unincorporated community members
Drop-off at Wayne Township Highway Department (4N230 Klein Rd, West Chicago)
Dec 27-29 (7am-3pm), Dec 30 (7am-12pm), Jan 3-6 (7am-3pm)

Winfield Township – DROP-OFF LOCATION
Drop-off at Winfield Township Highway Department (30W575 W Roosevelt Rd, West Chicago)
Dec 27-29 (7am-3pm), Dec 30 (7am-12pm), Jan 3-6 (7am-3pm)

York Township – CURBSIDE COLLECTION
Call 630-627-2200 to schedule a pick-up through the first two weeks of January

Additional Christmas Tree Drop-off Locations

Willowbrook Wildlife Center (Glen Ellyn) – Drop-off and CALL AHEAD
Drop-off for trees is available through January (9am-5pm). Call before you go due to limited space. The easiest way to reach them is to call 630-933-7200 (FPDD) and ask them to transfer you to the Willowbrook Wildlife Center. Delivery instructions: Bring trees to the end of the service drive (between the two buildings) and put them next to the freestanding silver freezer that’s there on the right.

Midwest Compost (West Chicago) – $5 per tree, Open to all
Drop-off at 1195 W Washington, West Chicago, IL
Jan 3-6 (7am-4pm), Jan 7 (7am-12noon), Jan 9-13 (7am-4pm)

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