Orland Park Offers Christmas Lights Recycling

Orland Park Offers Christmas Lights Recycling
Posted on 12/13/2011

Area residents are invited to recycle no longer needed Christmas lights and extension cords. The Village of Orland Park's Smart Living Team is collecting lights and cords at six village locations.

"Many residents are now using LED lights and have old lights that they're no longer using," said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. "This is a great way to help the environment and clear out your no longer needed holiday decorations," he noted.

Acme Refining is working in cooperation with the village and will process all materials in the United States. Plastics will be used for fuel and the copper in the pieces will go to a smelter.

"We're all doing our part to help the environment and be more energy conscious throughout the year and especially with our holiday displays," said Trustee Pat Gira, chair of the village's Parks and Recreation Committee. "Don't throw away the lights and cords that no longer work. Bring them to one of the village buildings so they can be recycled," she encouraged.

No longer needed holiday lights and extension cords will be accepted through February 1, 2012 and may be dropped off at the village's Cultural Arts Center, 14760 Park Lane; the Franklin Loebe Center, 14650 South Ravinia; at Recreation Administration, 14600 South Ravinia; at the Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street; at the Police Station, 15100 South Ravinia or at the Frederick T. Owens Village Hall, 14700 South Ravinia Avenue.

Residents receive no reimbursement for lights and cords. For more information, call the Orland Park Recreation Department at 708/403-7275 or visit the village's Smart Living Program at www.smartlivingop.com.