Is your Christmas tree a fire hazard? Are you lighting candles or stringing lights? Read these tips to keep your home safe this season.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The “Keep the Wreath Red” Program is a visual reminder to citizens to take additional safety precautions during the holiday season to make this a safe and happy holiday season. As the holiday season begins, each fire station in Buffalo Grove places in public view a holiday wreath decorated with red bulbs. The wreaths are illuminated constantly. If a fire is directly caused by holiday decorations, one red bulb will be changed to a white bulb. By following these tips you can help “Keep the Wreath Red.” Christmas Trees Consider an artificial tree; they are much safer and cleaner. Select only fresh trees that are deep green in color, have a strong scent of pine and do not lose their needles readily. Do not rely on chemical sprays to make your …
From trees to lights, organizations are encouraging residents to recycle during the post-holiday season.
The holidays may be over, but there's still plenty of use left in that Christmas tree. Rather than throw away live trees, the Lake County Forest Preserve is encouraging residents to bring them to one of its designated drop-off locations for recycling. Trees will be chipped to cover forest preserve trails and improve the natural landscape. Undecorated trees can be dropped off from 6:30 a.m. until sunset daily through Jan. 31 at six locations, including Half Day in Vernon Hills, Old School in Libertyville and Ryerson Woods in Deerfield. For more information, visit the Lake County Forest Preserve's website. Meanwhile, the Village of Buffalo Grove is collecting broken and unwanted holiday lights and extension cords, which will be recycled. …