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Holiday lights can be dropped off for recycling at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., and the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. At the Ecology Center, lights can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Jan. 31. They also may be dropped off after-hours as long as they are contained in a paper or tied plastic bag. All holiday string lighting and extension cords can be dropped off, but garlands, live greens and wreaths are not accepted in this free program.
The Holiday Light Recycling Program is offered by Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) and its member communities.
Throughout the year, the Ecology Center also accepts compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), cell phones, digital cameras, iPods, and inkjet cartridges for recycling.
Batteries and computers are not accepted. More information is available at 847-448-8256.