Naperville Park District partners with Elgin Recycling to offer holiday lights recycling

  • Drop off holiday lights in specially marked containers such as this one at Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center in Naperville.

    Drop off holiday lights in specially marked containers such as this one at Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center in Naperville. Courtesy of Naperville Park District

 
Submitted by Naperville Park District
Updated 11/15/2019 6:16 PM

The Naperville Park District announces its ninth annual holiday lights recycling program in partnership with Elgin Recycling, beginning Nov. 18 and ending Feb. 1.

Residents and businesses are invited to bring their old, nonworking lights to any of the following locations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

• Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Hours of operation are: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

• Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive. Hours of operation are: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

• Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road. Hours of operation through November are: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Hours in December, January and February are the same except the center will be closed on Sundays.

• Springbrook Golf Course Golf Shop, 2220 W. 83rd. St.

In 2018, Naperville Park District joined with 51 villages, seven other park districts, two businesses, two libraries, two churches and one high school in the region to help Elgin Recycling collect 101,747 lbs. of holiday lights.

This year's goal is to keep 110,000 lbs. of lights out of the landfill.

The following types of lights will be accepted: Mini-lights, C-7 lights, C-9 lights, Rope lights, LED lights and extension cords. All colors and lengths will be accepted.

When dropping off lights, please place them in the bin without a bag or box.

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