Naperville residents are encouraged to recycle holiday lights, electronics and cooking oil. Read the full press release below:
The City of Naperville reminds residents of various recycling options that will be available throughout the upcoming holiday season.
Beginning Friday, November 1, residents can bring their used holiday lights to the Department of Public Works or Naperville Municipal Center for recycling.
Residents may discard lights that no longer work at the Public Works Service Center building, 180 Fort Hill Drive, Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Lights can also be safely discarded at the Recycling Drop-Off Center, also located at 180 Fort Hill Drive. The drop-off center's normal hours of operation are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lights will also be accepted in a drop-off box located in the lunchroom of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
This program is provided free of charge to Naperville by Elgin Recycling. Between November 13, 2012, and April 1, 2013, residents dropped off approximately 10,750 pounds of used and unwanted holiday lights at these three locations. Accepted lights include mini-lights (Italian lights), C7, C9, rope and LED as well as extension cords. All colors and lengths will be accepted through April 1, 2014. Garland, live greens, wreaths or other non-recyclables are not accepted in this program.
On Saturday, November 30, Naperville residents can bring their used cooking oil to be recycled free of charge at one of two locations as part of a post-Thanksgiving recycling event being hosted by the City of Naperville, SCARCE and Green Grease Environmental.
Residents who wish to participate are asked to bring in used cooking oil at room temperature in a container or milk jug on Saturday, November 30. Residents will pour their oil into one of the 300-gallon containers that are being made available at the City's Recycling Drop-Off Center and the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Facility. All cooking oil collected will be recycled by Green Grease Environmental into bio-fuel. No motor oil will be accepted as part of this event.
The Recycling Drop-Off Center will accept used cooking oil from 9 a.m. to noon; motorists are asked to enter the center from the one-way drive via Fort Hill Drive. The Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Facility is located in the rear of the property behind Fire Station No. 4, 1979 Brookdale Road, and will accept used cooking oil from 9 a.m. to noon.
In addition, residents are reminded they can also bring their electronic items to be recycled at the Recycling Drop-Off Center anytime from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, including the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Accepted items include personal computers, laptops, monitors, televisions, copiers, computer cables, keyboards, computer mice, fax machines, VCR and DVD players, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, video game consoles and more.
For more information on the City's Recycling Drop-Off Center, visit www.naperville.il.us/recyclecenter.aspx. For more information on the City of Naperville, visit www.naperville.il.us. Sign up to receive the latest news on the City of Naperville's projects and initiatives via email atwww.naperville.il.us/enews.aspx.