STATELINE (WIFR) -- As many people get ready to take down their Christmas decorations, one local group is giving them the option of recycling their trees rather than tossing them in a landfill.
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful has 13 collection sites for anyone who wants to recycle their unwanted Christmas tree.
Each year, the organization receives more than 36,000 trees, which are then turned into mulch.
The sites will be open through January 15th.
Don Schmid Youth Sports Center
Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve
Valley View Farm
Rockton Boat Ramp Parking Lot
Williams Tree Farm
Machesney Park Village Hill
For a map of the sites, you can visit www.knib.org/programs/christmas-tree-recycling