With Christmas being over, it’s time to do something with your Christmas tree! If you need a place to drop off a tree, the Tazewell County Health Department can help you out for FREE through January 9th. The department says it helps save space in landfills. They ask that all ornaments and tinsel are removed from the tree.
“According to our estimate from the service provider that recycles the trees, he estimates that around 250 trees were diverted from the landfill,” says Rob Martin who is the Waste Diversion coordinator for Tazewell County.
There are drop-off sites all over Tazewell County:
Armington- across from Village Hall
Creve Coeur- Village Hall, 101 N. Thorncrest
East Peoria- ICC East Campus, near truck driver’s training area
Hopedale- behind Village Hall
Mackinaw- 605 S. Orchard (behind recycle bins)
Minier- near recycle bin at Park & Pennsylvania
Morton- Freedom Hall, 349 W. Birchwood
Tremont- Leaf pile, adjacent to City Park
Washington- 815 Lincoln, near maintenance
For Pekin residents only- City will pick up trees at the curb for the first two weeks of January.