Thank you to all who were involved in this year’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program. Approximately 500 trees (about 12.5 tons) were collected and chipped into mulch and diverted from local landfills.
Since the start of this program in 1999, about 344 tons of trees have been recycled and made into a beneficial material.
Drop off sites were located in seven communities throughout the county. On January 9, high school Future Farmers of America clubs from Byron, Forreston, Oregon and Polo volunteered their time to pick up trees at the curb in nine towns. The students and advisors delivered the trees to sites where they were later chipped into mulch.
The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department wishes to thank the following groups for their role in collecting and chipping the trees and making this program possible.
Byron Park District, City of Byron, Byron High School FFA, Lichty’s Landscaping Service, Village of Forreston, Forreston High School FFA, Village of Leaf River, Oregon Park District, Oregon High School FFA, Flagg-Rochelle Park District, City of Rochelle, Polo High School FFA and Morgan’s Tree Service.
Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department