Recycle Your Non-working Holiday Lights

Recycle Non-working Holiday Lights
Posted on 10/31/2017

Soon we will start decorating for the holidays and when we do, we typically find  strings of lights that do not work at all or only partially light up. When that happens, many old holiday lights end up in the garbage.

Instead of throwing away holiday lights that no longer work, recycle them as part of the Village's program with Elgin Recycling to recycle holiday lights that would otherwise be thrown away. Last year’s program which involved 53 municipalities and several other organizations accumulated up to 103,243 lbs of holiday lights for recycling.

Drop off your strings of non-working, old holiday lights to Public Works, 222 N. Ridge Ave., Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or the Village’s Health & Human Services Department located on the first floor of Village Hall, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The program runs November 1 through February 28, 2018.

Lights that will be accepted for this program are: Mini-lights (or Italian lights), C7 lights, C9 lights, ropelights, LED lights, extension cords, etc. All colors and lengths will be accepted.