For those getting new holiday lights this year, or getting rid of them after the holidays, the old ones have a place to go that won't harm the environment. Instead of throwing them out, residents are encouraged to recycle them! Both Oak Park and River Forest are offering programs for holiday light recycling. See details below: Village of Oak Park: Drop them off at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. during December and January. The Village has partnered with Vintage Tech Recyclers to host the holiday light drop-off box. Mini-lights, C7 lights, C9 lights, rope and LED lights, as well as extension cords, are acceptable. Items may be dropped off from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 708.358.5700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Village of River Forest: Residents can recycle their holiday lights at a Village collection site located on Central Avenue between Park Avenue and Franklin Avenue. The collection site will be open 24/7 until its closure on Monday, January 7, 2013.
Thank you to the Villages of Oak Park and River Forest for helping us keep items out of land fills!