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Posted on: December 27, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Used Holiday Light Collection at DPW


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 or  

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