Holiday Lights Recycling at Public Works Service Center
The City of Park Ridge is offering a Holiday Lights Recycling Program. All holiday string lighting and extension cords can be dropped off Monday thru Friday at the Public Works Service Center, 400 Busse Highway from November 1, 2011 thru January 31, 2012, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Garland, live greens, wreaths or other non-recyclables are not accepted in this program.
The City has partnered with Elgin Recycling Inc. to recycle the lights and cords. The strands are separated and baled and sent to be chopped or shredded and sold as a commodity to foundries and mills in the United States