Are you still looking to get rid of your Christmas tree? The City of Darien has partnered with Veolia Environmental to provide free Christmas tree pick-up again this year.
This week and next (starting Jan. 14), Veolia Environmental will collect Christmas trees left in the parkway on your normal garbage day.
For the trees to be picked up, they must be free of all ornamentation, including garland, lights and tinsel.
If the tree is bagged, it will need a sticker to be picked up. If you have any questions regarding this program, call 630-852-5000.
Recycle Your Holiday Lights!
Don't know what to do with the old strands of Christmas lights that are tangled and broken? Don’t throw them in the garbage - recycle them! The City of Darien has also partnered with Elgin Recycling to offer residents free recycling of holiday lights.
Last year Darien residents recycled 1,214 pounds of lights, according to the village. Not only did this keep them from ending up in the landfill, the city made a profit of $182.10.
All light colors and strand lengths will be accepted. Items include mini-lights (Italian lights), C7 lights, C9 lights, rope lights, LED lights, and extension cords. (Please - no CFLs).
Through Feb. 10, you may bring your lights to the Darien Police Department lobby at 1710 Plainfield Road, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information please call 630-353-8115 or go to www.elginrecycling.com