The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Holiday recycling services

Holiday trees…Holiday trees will be collected the weeks of Jan. 9 and 16. Be sure to remove all decorations and stands, and place the tree in the regular collection area. Since the trees are mulched at a licensed composting facility and used for soil enrichment, please do not leave them in plastic disposal bags. Trees set out after the collection program ends will require a pink bulk refuse sticker be attached. Stickers are available at most local grocery and hardware stores, as well as at Village Hall, 123 Madison St. for $2.25 each. Wreaths and garlands cannot be collected for recycling because they contain wire — place them in the trash container. For more information, call 708.358.5700 or

Lights and cords…**The Village no longer collects holiday lights for recycling. This archived newsletter article is from 2017. 

Eligible residents can recycle holiday lights by scheduling a pickup through At Your Door Service. Visit for more information on how to schedule a pickup. 

Residents in large multifamily buildings who aren't eligible for At Your Door Service are encouraged to visit to search for a list of dropoff locations in the area.**

Recycle unwanted holiday lights and extension cords from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. through January at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Mini, rope, LED, C7 and C9 lights and extension cords will be accepted. Call 708.358.5700 or email for details.