Peoria Public Radio News
6:55 am
Thu December 26, 2013

How to dispose of Christmas trees

Those needing to dispose of real Christmas Trees have a couple of options. Peoria, East Peoria and West Peoria residents can place their trees out with their trash on regular garbage collection day. Large trees should be cut in half or quartered to a manageable size.  

Pekin residents can dispose of their trees on yard waste pick up day, but should not place them in bags.Trees picked up on regular garbage day will go into the landfill.

Tazewell County residents preferring a greener option can drop trees off at various locations for mulching. Illinois Central College is one drop-off site. The trees should be delivered in the truck driver training area between today and January 15th. The Morton drop off location is Freedom Hall on West Birchwood.

Peoria County residents looking for a green option should contact Peoria Disposal Company. No matter what disposal option people choose, trees should all be completely stripped of lights, ornaments and tinsel.