Thursday, January 3, 2013

Free Disney On Ice Tickets Offered to Chicago Families in Exchange for Recycling Christmas Trees




ChiIL Mama's recycled our trees with the city in years past...but we've never been accompanied by bagpipers!!

**The first day of the City’s 2013 Christmas Tree Recycling initiative, families arriving at the Grant Park drop-off site between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. will be able to enjoy a Twelfth Night celebration including Scottish dancers, kilt-clad bagpipers and free hot cider!!**


GO GREEN--GET FREE DISNEY ON ICE TICKETS!! The first 50 Chicago families to drop off a Christmas tree to be recycled at Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr., starting at 10 am this Saturday, Jan. 5, will receive four complimentary tickets to the newest Disney On Ice skating spectacular, Disney On Ice presents Rockin' Ever After, appearing Jan. 23-27 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., and Jan. 30 - Feb. 10 at Chicago's United Center. Go Green and Get your Disney On Ice tickets this Saturday!

The first 50 Chicago families to drop off Christmas trees for recycling starting at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 5, at Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr., will receive four complimentary tickets to the newest Disney On Ice skating spectacular, Disney On Ice Presents Rockin’ Ever After, featuring the on-ice debut of the fiery Scottish redhead Merida and friends from Disney-Pixar’s animated hit movie, BRAVE. All tickets are provided by Feld Entertainment. 

Chicago’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program is an initiative of the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS), in partnership with the Chicago Park District. In an effort to reduce the amount of waste deposited in landfills, DSS and Chicago Park District forestry crews will be accepting Christmas trees from January 5-18, 2013, at 23 locations throughout the City. Trees dropped off will be ground into fragrant mulch and made available to residents at no cost at the same locations beginning Friday, Jan. 11. Since the program began in 1990, more than 157,700 trees have been kept out of landfills. More than 14,300 trees were recycled last year alone. For additional information on the program call 311 or visit www.cityofchicago.org/dss.

Disney On Ice Presents Rockin’ Ever After will open Jan. 23-27 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., then move to Chicago’s United Center, Jan. 30 - Feb. 10. For additional information, visit www.disneyonice.com.


Tree Recycling Locations/Information

The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS), in partnership with the Chicago Park District, invites residents to recycle their Christmas trees, January 5-18, 2013, to help keep alleys clear, and reduce the amount of materials deposited in landfills.

“Recycling Christmas trees is an easy way for residents to make a big impact on the environment,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  “Each year, we are able to recycle thousands of Christmas trees to divert more waste away from landfills and reuse the materials in an environmentally-friendly way.”

Trees dropped off at any of the 23 locations will be ground into fragrant mulch by DSS and Chicago Park District forestry crews.  The resulting mulch will be made available to residents at no cost at the same Christmas tree drop-off locations beginning Friday, January 11.

Ornaments, lights, and garland should all be removed before placing the tree in the Christmas tree corral.  The City is not able to accept decorations, tree lights, wreaths, garland, or household recyclable materials at these locations.

Since the program began 24 years ago, more than 157,700 trees have been kept out of landfills.  More than 14,300 trees were recycled last year alone.

For additional information on the program call 311 or visit:  www.cityofchicago.org/dss

North Side
  Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.
  Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.
  Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive at Fullerton Ave.
  Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Dr.
  North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.
  Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.
  Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.
  Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.
  Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave.


West Side/Central
  Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.
  Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive
  Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1369 N. Sacramento Ave.
  Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.


South Side
Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.
  Forestry Site, 900 E. 103rd St.
  Jackson Park, 6300 S. Cornell Ave.
  Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.
  Lake Meadows Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave., near the golf course
  Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St.
  McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road
  Rowan Park, 11546 S. Avenue L
  Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.




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