FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The city of Freeport has announced that beginning December 30, 2019 through January 24, 2020 the Freeport Public Works Department will be picking up Christmas trees in eight locations throughout the city.
These locations are as follows:
1. Knowlton Park –Northwest corner of Locust & Pleasant
2. Wilbur Park –Northeast corner of Brewster & Elm
3. Taylor Park –Northeastcorner of Hancock & Stephenson
4. Bidwell Park –1100 block of W. Pleasant
5. Read Park –parking lot north of pavilion. Entrance off of AmericanSt
6. Triangle lot at Adams, Float, and Winneshiek next to Fire Station
7. Laurel & Willow –Northwest corner
8.Empire & Blackhawk –Southeast corner
When dropping off your tree please follow these simple guidelines:
- Only drop off real Christmas trees
- No artificial trees, garland, or other decorations
- Please remove all lights and ornaments from the tree before dropping off
Because these trees will be run through a wood chipper, wires, lights, and ornaments can severely damage equipment used during this operation.
Residents are advised that the City will ONLY pick up Christmas trees at these eight locations. There will be no curb side pickup.