The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Holiday tree collection schedule

Holiday trees will be collected the weeks of Jan. 1 and Jan. 8 from residential properties of five or fewer units served by the Village refuse hauling contractor.

Be sure to remove all decorations and stands, and place the tree in the regular collection area before your regular collection day during these two weeks.

Note that regular collection will be delayed by one day the week of Jan. 1–5 due to the New Year’s Day holiday.

If your regular collection point is in an alley, be sure to place the tree in the alley and not in the parkway in front of your residence.

Since the trees are mulched at a licensed composting facility and used for soil enrichment, please do not leave them in plastic disposal bags or they will not be collected.

Trees set out after the collection program ends will require a pink bulk refuse sticker to be attached. Stickers are available for $3.25 each at most local grocery and hardware stores, as well as at Village Hall, 123 Madison St.

Wreaths and garlands cannot be collected for recycling because they contain wire — place them in the trash container. For more information, call 708.358.5700 or email

Holiday light recycling…Oak Park residents can recycle holiday lights by dropping them off in a bin located in the lobby of the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. The bin will be available during regular business hours Monday through Friday through Jan. 31. For more information, contact or 708.358.5700.