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Please Recycle Your Winter Holiday Decorations

November/December 2014

Riverwoods Preservation Council


The Winter Holidays are just around the corner, inspiring us to decorate our homes. However, once the holidays are over it can be another story. Now what do I do with the decorations I no longer want? Here are a few suggestions.

Live Christmas Trees

LakeShore Recycling Systems – LakeShore Recycling Systems will pick up your spent live tree curbside on your usual scheduled pickup date January 1 through January 25, 2015. The only requirement is that the tree should be free of all decorations and lights. LakeShore will take the live trees they collect to a composting site.

Lake Country Forest Preserve District – The Lake Country Forest Preserve District also accepts live trees free of decorations and lights at selected sites throughout Lake County. The Forest Preserve uses these trees for composting, maintaining trails, or in some cases submerging whole trees into ponds to provide habitat for aquatic animals. Check the Lake County Forest Preserve Publication, “Horizons”, or the Home Page of their website, www.lcfpd.org for dates and drop off locations.

Artificial Trees, Ornaments and Roping

Goodwill Industries – Goodwill Industries gladly accepts artificial trees, ornaments or roping. They only request that the items be saleable. The Goodwill Store closest to Riverwoods is located at 4131 Dundee Road, Northbrook. (Near the intersection of Dundee and Saunders Roads.) Phone 847-291-4194 for more information.

Burned Out Holiday Lights

LakeShore Recycling Systems – LakeShore Recycling Systems will take burned out holiday lights as part of its curbside electronics pick up service for Riverwoods residents on your first scheduled pick up day of each month. Lights should be in a separate box next to the recycle bin.


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