Attend Library Program Dec. 19 to Make & Take Gift Tags
The Wheaton Public Library will host a drop-in program from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 where you can create gift tags for holiday packages. There is no registration required to attend. The Wheaton Public Library is located at 225 N. Cross St.
Change in Hours for City Hall
City Hall will be closed to the public at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 24, and will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25. It will reopen on Thursday, Dec. 26.
Holiday Light Recycling Available
Wheaton’s holiday light recycling program is back. Now through Jan. 13, 2020, bring strands of incandescent or LED lights in any condition to the Public Works Storage Facility at 820 W. Liberty Drive between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Look for signs directing you to the holiday light recycling area just inside the gate.
This program is for light strings only. Please do not drop off lawn ornaments or other decorations, and do not put lights in a bag or box. Elgin Recycling, www.elginrecycling.com, will collect the lights, which will then be stripped and recycled for their copper and plastic parts. No materials will be shipped overseas.
In addition to residents, the City also welcomes businesses, schools and other organizations wanting to dispose of holiday lights to participate in the program. There is no limit as to how many lights you can drop off for recycling.
Holiday Garbage Pickup Schedule
Due to the Christmas holiday, Lakeshore Recycling Systems will not collect garbage or recycling on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 or Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. All pickups will be one day later than usual for Thursday and Friday routes during the weeks of Dec. 23 and Dec. 30.