Holiday tree recycling program deemed a success
January 24, 2014 1:26PM
Jennifer Molski, 44, of Flossmoor, spearheaded the Christmas tree and holiday lights recycling program in the Homewood-Flossmoor area that is open to anyone who would like to recycle. | Ginger Brashinger~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: March 3, 2014 11:17AM
An estimated 600 trees and 715 pounds of lights were collected this season through the Fourth Annual Christmas Tree & Holiday Lights Recycling Program, according to organizer Jennifer Molski, of Flossmoor.
The Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center in Olympia Fields provided extended drop-off dates, and the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District and Flossmoor Village Hall provided drop-off locations for lights, according to Molski.
The H-F parks crew chipped the trees, and Drew’s Coffee provided warm beverages during the collection, according to Molski.
Volunteers on event day included Maggie Bachus, Alex Calpino, Danae Ehren, Eric Erickson, Olivia Fortman, Claire Fortman, Jeff Fortman, George Klipfel, Allison Lessner, Sloan Luckie, Mark Madison, Carrie Malfeo, Tony Manos, Michele Medhurst, Doug Molski, Marcia Molski, Roger Molski, Kevin Steiner, Cheryl Vargo and Tom Vargo, according to Molski, who plans to continue the program next year.