Recycle No Longer Needed Holiday Lights & Cords

Recycle No Longer Needed Holiday Lights & Cords
Posted on 11/22/2013

Area residents are invited to recycle no longer needed Christmas lights and extension cords. The Village of Orland Park’s Smart Living Team is collecting lights and cords at four village locations.

“Many residents are now using LED lights and have old lights that they no longer need,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “This is a great way to help the environment and recycle no longer needed holiday decorations,” he noted.

Acme Refining is working with the village and will process all materials in the United States. Plastics will be used for fuel and the copper in the pieces will go to a smelter.

No longer needed holiday lights and extension cords will be accepted through February 1, 2014 at the village’s Franklin Loebe Center, 14650 South Ravinia; at Recreation Administration, 14600 South Ravinia; at the Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street or at the Frederick T. Owens Village Hall, 14700 South Ravinia Avenue.

Residents receive no reimbursement for lights and cords. For more information, call the Orland Park Recreation Department at 708/403-7275 or visit the village’s Smart Living Program at