Frustrated with broken holiday lights, or just have a bunch
that no longer suits your needs? No
matter what the reason, resist the urge to throw old holiday lights in the
curbside trash or recycling collection cart.
Holiday light strings are known as “tanglers” in the recycling
industry. Tanglers are things like
plastic bags, ropes, cords, hoses, wires, and light strings that jam sorting
machinery by wrapping around the equipment, which is dangerous for workers.
Light strings may be delivered to the Department of Public
Works front office January 2nd –February 1st. This program is for light strings only:
incandescent, LED and “icicle” light strings with wires and attached
bulbs. Boxes, bags, or packaging must be
removed before placing lights in the
recycling container. Alternative options
for recycling light strings would include mail back programs such as HolidayLEDs.com