Free pine mulch available from KNIB
From press release
LOVES PARK, Ill.—Christmas has come and gone, but part of the celebration still remains at all 13 Christmas Tree Recycling sites. “Nearly 32,000 holiday trees were dropped off and chipped at our sites this year. That makes for a lot of mulch. While residents have been taking advantage of breaks in the cold and snowy weather to collect mulch, there is still plenty available,” said Lori Gummow, executive director of Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful. “We encourage anyone who wants some mulch for their landscaping to stop by soon with a container and shovel. The mulch is available only on a first-come, first-serve basis, and the sites will be cleaned up in the next couple of weeks,” Gummow continued.
The Christmas Tree Recycling drop-off locations are as follows: Don Schmid Youth Sports Center at Riverdahl Park, Rockford; Blackhawk Park, 100 15th Ave., Rockford; Levings Lake, east entrance off Johnston Avenue, Rockford; Andrews Park, 800 N. Central Ave., Rockford; Gambino Park, River Lane off North Alpine Road, Rockford; Alpine Park, 900 S. Alpine Road, Rockford; Martin Park, Park Ridge Road off Riverside Boulevard, Loves Park; Machesney Park Village Hall, 300 Machesney Road; Baumann Park, behind the maintenance building on South Walnut, Cherry Valley; Williams Tree Farm, 4661 Yale Bridge Road, north Winnebago County; Rockton Boat Ramp Parking Lot, off Hononegah Road; Valley View Farms, 6440 Belvidere Road, Roscoe; and Westlake Village, nature area south of the Smith Road intersection, Winnebago.
For more information on this recycling program, please visit www.knib.org or call Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful at (815) 637-1343.
From the Mar. 3-9, 2010 issue
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