The following information was submitted by the City of Des Plaines Public Works and Engineering Department.
Holiday Tree Recycling
Holiday trees from throughout the City will be collected by Public Works and Engineering through Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, weather permitting.
Bare holiday trees — no decorations, lights, tinsel, or plastic bags — must be at the curbside before 7 a.m. ARC Disposal & Recycling/Republic Services, (847) 981-0091, will collect remaining trees the following week.
Holiday Light Recycling
The Public Works & Engineering Department will host a free holiday light recycling event throughout January and February. The lights will be recycled for the copper and plastic materials.
Lights that will be accepted include C7 and C9 lights, rope lights, mini-lights, also called Italian lights, LED lights and extension cords.
Residents may bring their holiday lights to be recycled to the Public Works facility, 1111 Joseph J. Schwab (Campground) Road, or City Hall, 1420 Miner St., between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Light strands connected to wreaths, garland or other material will not be accepted. There is no limit to the amount of lights accepted at Public Works. The limit on lights dropped off at city hall is two 25’ strands, or equivalent length.
Des Plaines residents may also recycle electronics at the public works facility; click here for details.