Several local governments are giving McHenry County residents a place to recycle their Christmas trees if their solid waste hauler does not provide curbside collection.
Residents can drop trees off at the locations free of charge, but they must have all decorations removed. Artificial trees will not be accepted. The recycled trees will be turned into mulch.
• Any county resident can drop off trees with the McHenry County Conservation District from Thursday to Jan. 15 at Glacial Park in Ringwood, Rush Creek Conservation Area in Harvard, or Algonquin Township headquarters, 3702 Route 14, Crystal Lake.
• Algonquin Township, 3702 Route 14, Crystal Lake, is offering 24-hour tree recycling from Thursday through the end of the year for township residents.
• Dorr Township residents can drop off their trees from Thursday through Jan. 31 during normal weekday business hours at the township road district, 12322 Davis Road, Woodstock.
• Nunda Township residents can drop off their trees through the end of the year from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the road district, 3518 Bay Road, Crystal Lake.
For more information, call Kristy Hecke, the McHenry County Department of Health's solid waste manager, at 815-334-4585.