Use caution with trees, lights and decorations to reduce the risk for fire during the holiday season.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
While decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition, unfortunately when not done in an approved manner these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. The Farmington Hills Fire Department would like to remind everyone that all fires are preventable. Following a few simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles and the ever popular Christmas tree from creating a tragedy: Holiday Lights - The importance of maintaining your holiday lights cannot be understated. Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, broken or cracked sockets, excessive kinking or wear before putting them up. Use only lighting listed by an approved laboratory. Do Not Overload Electrical …
Farmington area residents can put some cards and wrapping papers in with their recyclable paper.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
After the holiday celebrations are over, the City of Farmington Hills reminds residents that cards, wrapping paper and trees can be recycled. According to a city press release, holiday cards and wrapping paper can go in your recycling cart loosely or in a brown paper bag with newspapers and junk mail. Any cards or wrapping paper with glitter or metallics are not recyclable and should go in with the regular trash. Aluminum holiday cookie tins and lids can also go in your recycling cart. Christmas trees can be dropped off for recycling at Glen Oaks Golf Course from Dec. 26 through Jan. 13, seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the east end of the clubhouse parking lot at 30500 W. 13 Mile, just east of Orchard Lake Road. Trees must be …