- You can drop off your tree at the Lake County Forest Preserve for recycling. Donated trees are chipped and used for trails and for landscaping at forest preserves throughout Lake County. Bring your tree to the conveniently located Half Day drop-off site in Vernon Hills Drop-offs are accepted only between December 28 and January 31. Only undecorated, real Christmas trees can be accepted; no yard waste. Commercial drop-offs are prohibited. Lake County Forest Preserves are open from 6:30 a.m. to sunset, daily. More information and addtional drop off points can be found at the LCFP website.
- The Vernon Hills Public Works department will be picking up Christmas trees in Sarah's Glen on Friday, January 6th and on Thursday, January 12th. Your tree must be at the curb by 7:00am the day of pick-up and have all lights, ornaments, stands and bags removed from the tree. If bad weather prevents pickup on the last date, there will be a make-up day on Friday January 13th.
- After January 13, you may bring your tree to the Vernon Hills Public Works building for recycling. Public Works will not pick-up trees after the January 13th make-up date (if needed).
There are three environmentally friendly options available to Sarah's Glen residents to dispose of your Christmas tree.
Monday normal pick up will be on Tuesday (Dec 27th / Jan 3rd)
Thursday normal pick up will be on Friday (Dec 30th / Jan 6th)
The Vernon Hills Village Board unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the Village to place a referendum on the March 20, 2012 election ballot. The referendum is a requirement of state law, which if approved, would enable the Village to seek competitive pricing for the provision of electricity to residents and small businesses. In order to seek competitive prices for electrical services in one contract, the Village needs approval from registered voters through a referendum.
The purpose of pursuing this initiative is to lower electricity costs for the benefit of residents and businesses. To learn more about this important initiative, go to the Village’s web site at www.vernonhills.org or email MikeA@vhills.org