It’s the least-fun part of the holidays, taking down the decorations. The lights go back in storage, the ornaments go back in their boxes, and your Christmas tree has to go.
Here are what some QC area communities offer to help you dispose of your live Christmas tree–
Clinton County: Residents can bring their natural Christmas trees to the Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency at 4292 – 220th Street in Clinton, Iowa for free recycling. Their hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Click here for more information.
Galesburg, Illinois: From December 26 through January 3, residents can bring their real Christmas tree to Lowe’s parking lot for recycling. This drop-off is sponsored by the City of Galesburg, Lowe’s and Waste Management.
Moline: From January 4 – 15, the city will be offering curbside pickup for Christmas trees on residents’ regular garbage pickup day.
Rock Island: From December 28 through January 8, residents can set their natural Christmas trees out for free curbside pickup on their regular garbage collection day. Trees have to be free of decorations and stands, and must be at least three feet away from garbage carts; they will be picked up by a separate truck.
Bettendorf: Between December 28 and January 8, live Christmas trees will be picked up at the curb for free. Residents can dispose of their trees on their regular collection day. There cannot be any lights, stands or decorations attached to the trees, nor can the trees be bagged.
Davenport: Between December 28 and January 8, live Christmas trees will be picked up at the curb for free. Residents can dispose of their trees on their regular collection day. There cannot be any lights, stands or decorations attached to the trees, nor can the trees be bagged.
Eldridge: Trees can be set out during the month of January. Place the cut portion towards the curb and do not bag trees.
LeClaire: There are specific dates for curbside pickup of live Christmas trees. Residents who normally have their garbage collected on Wednesdays can set their tree out for pickup on December 30 or January 6. For residents whose garbage is collected on Thursdays, trees will be collected on December 31 or January 7. Residents with questions can contact City Hall at 563-289-4242.
Long Grove: Residents can place their trees out at the curb on Tuesdays for free pickup, according to a spokesperson from the City Hall.
Panorama Park: For the first couple weeks of January, residents can have their live Christmas trees picked up for free on their regular garbage collection day.
Riverdale: Residents can set their trees out for free curbside pick up every Monday in January.
Walcott: Residents can put their trees out at the curb for pickup, contact the Public Works Department at (563) 284-6571 x11 about collection.
If you have an artificial tree that you would like to get rid of, consider donating it to Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities ReStore located at 3629 Mississippi Ave., Davenport. For information about donating your tree, call ReStore at (563) 391-4949 or visit their website.