Oak Park village announcements - Jan. 3, 2013

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By Community Editor

Holiday tree pickups begin Monday

Holiday trees will be picked up on regular trash and recycling collection days during the weeks of January 7 and 14. Trees should be placed in the regular collection area next to the refuse cart. Only residents with no alley should put trees at the curb. Since the trees are mulched, all tinsel, decorations and stands should be removed, and trees should not be in plastic disposal bags. Wreaths and garlands are held together with wire and are not recyclable, so place them in the refuse cart. For more information call 708.358.5700 or e-mail publicworks@oak-park.us.

Recycle holiday lights through January

Residents can recycle their holiday lights through January by dropping them off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Mini-lights, C7 lights, C9 lights, rope and LED lights, as well as extension cords, are acceptable. For more information call 708.358.5700 or e-mail publicworks@oak-park.us.

Warming centers open if needed

With what are typically the coldest weeks of winter still ahead, residents are reminded that warming centers are open from 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. at West Suburban Medical Center, Erie Street at Austin Boulevard, and from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Rush Oak Park Hospital, 500 S. Maple Ave. Hours may be extended when weather conditions warrant. To find out if the warming center is open after hours, call West Suburban Hospital at 708.763.6747 or Rush Oak Park Hospital at 708.660.6000. If transportation is needed, call the Oak Park Police Department's non-emergency number 708.386.3800. Village Hall, 123 Madison St., also is a warming center from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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