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christmas tree recycling at portage park
As the Christmas Season is now in full swing and many families are decorating their Christmas tree, residents will be facing the dilemma of how to dispose of the tree once the holidays are over. The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation is encouraging residents not to place the tree inside the garbage carts, but instead to take it to a recycling site located at any of the 23 parks district locations from Saturday , January 3 to Saturday, January 17,2015. Ornaments , lights, tinsels, and garlands must be removed prior to dropping off the tree at the recycling sites. Forestry crews will chip Christmas trees into free mulch for residents . Limited amounts of free mulch will be available for residents to collect from 6 drop-off locations beginning on Tuesday, January 6. Christmas tree recycling is an easy and environmentally alternative for residents to dispose of their trees. Portage Park is located at 4100 N. Long. Free mulch will be available at North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski. __________________________________________________________
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winter parking ban
Annual Winter Overnight Parking Ban Starts 3am Monday, December 1, 2014
City Reminds Motorists to Park In Safe, Legal Spaces This Winter to Help Keep Vital Streets Clear
Chicago's annual Winter Overnight Parking Ban begins Monday, December 1 at 3 a.m. The parking ban is clearly posted and will be enforced along 107 miles of critical arterial streets from December 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015 from 3 a.m. to 7a.m. regardless of snow.
The Department of Streets and Sanitation began posting flyers on cars parked on restricted streets last week as an additional reminder to motorists.
"Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, the City wants to remind motorists to refrain from parking on these critical routes starting next Monday, December 1 at 3am," said Commissioner Charles Williams. "Motorists can avoid having their vehicles towed by checking signs and following the posted restrictions."
Cars parked in violation of the overnight ban prevent critical routes from being fully plowed and salted when it snows. During a snowfall, a build-up of snow next to parked vehicles on these routes further reduces traffic flow.
Violators will face a minimum $150 towing fee, a $60 ticket and a storage fee of $20 per day. Vehicles in violation of the ban will be towed to Pounds 2 (10301 S. Doty Ave) or 6 (701 N. Sacramento). Last year on December 1, 239 vehicles were towed for violating the overnight parking ban.
For more information on the overnight parking ban and a map of streets impacted by the ban,visit:Information for Winter
blue cart recycling