Recycle trees, lights at park district sites

If your celebration of the holidays is over, don’t forget to recycle.
 
Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center is the location for dropping off discarded live Christmas trees. Trees must be free of all ornaments, lights, wire and tinsel. The collections continue through Jan. 18 at the Irons Oaks parking lot on Vollmer Road just west of Western Avenue.
 
The annual program, now in its ninth year, has helped the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District make great mulch for trails throughout the park system.
 
There is no scheduled drop-off event this year.
 
Find a string of lights that burned out? Those lights can be recycled. Residents have recycled more than 9,000 pounds of lights and cords since 2010.
 
Drop-off lights and cords at the Irwin Center at 18120 Highland Ave. in Homewood; the H-F Racquet & Fitness Center at 2920 W. 183rd St. in Homewood; the H-F Ice Arena at 777 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor; and at Irons Oaks offices at 20000 Western Ave. in Olympia Fields.

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