Holiday tree, light recycling options

Residents can take advantage of opportunities to recycle holiday items over the next few weeks.

The Village of Hinsdale will collect real Christmas trees for free when placed at the curb during the weeks following New Year’s Day. All decorations and trimming must be removed. An artificial tree is treated as a bulk item, however, and requires two garbage stickers for collection.

Light strands that are dim or not working can be taken to one of these sites (by the date noted):

• Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road (until Jan. 13)

• Westmont Public Library, 428 N Cass Ave. (through January)

• Johanik Fire Station Headquarters, 6015 S. Cass Ave., Westmont (through January)

• Darien Police Department, 1710 Plainfield Road (until mid-February)

• Downers Grove Fire Station 2, 5420 Main St. (until Feb. 10)

For a full listing of holiday lighting collection sites in DuPage County, visit