Waste less this holiday season by incorporating recycling into your gift gifting. Read these waste reduction tips for the holidays from the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County and these ideas for simplifying the holidays from the Center for a New American Dream.

Styrofoam, or polystyrene, is not acceptable for recycling in curbside collection programs. Packaging material, including Styrofoam, can be recycled at special drop-off locations. Find a list here. Reminder: Recycle your unwanted holiday lights. A receptacle is available outside the Public Works Department at Shermer Road and East Lake Avenue through February 23, 2018.