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Green options for disposal of holiday greenery

Post Date:12/14/2017 8:39 AM

The Village offers two options for recycling your "live" Christmas trees and wreaths:

Curbside pickup: Christmas tree collection is scheduled on regular service days for the first two weeks of January 2018. Please remember that all lights, ornaments, garland and artificial decorations must be removed from the tree, plastic disposal bags are prohibited, and one disposal sticker must be visibly wrapped around the tree trunk or branch. Flocked trees are acceptable. Wreaths and garland made of pine boughs or other organic materials will also be accepted, provided the wiring and plastic have been removed. These items should be placed in a Kraft yard waste bag with a disposal sticker attached. Leftover yard waste and bags of leaves will also be accepted, provided the required disposal sticker is attached to each bag or bundle of material. Yard waste stickers are available at local retailers, the Village Hall and on the Village's website. For more information, contact Code Enforcement at 847-781-2631.

Drop-off sites: Christmas trees and greenery can also be dropped off at no charge anytime between Tuesday, Dec. 26, and Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at the Public Works Vehicle Maintenance Facility, 2405 Pembroke Ave.; the field next to Fire Station 23, 1300 Westbury Drive; and the field next to Fire Station 24, 5775 Beacon Pointe Drive. Signs will direct residents to drop-off areas at all locations.

For more information, contact Public Works at 847-490-6800.