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Posted on: November 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Recycle Your Old Holiday Lights

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Keep your old holiday lights out of landfills by bringing them to Wheaton’s holiday light recycling drop-off site.

From now through Feb. 5, 2018, you can bring strands of incandescent or LED lights and extension cords in any condition to the Public Works Storage Facility at 820 W. Liberty Drive any time between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Look for signs directing you to the holiday light recycling area just inside the gate on the south side of Liberty Drive. 

This program is for light strings and extension cords only. Please do not drop off lawn ornaments, and do not put lights in a bag or box.

Elgin Recycling,, will collect the lights, which will then be stripped and recycled for their copper and plastic parts. No materials will be shipped overseas.

In addition to residents, the City also welcomes businesses, schools and other organizations wanting to dispose of holiday lights to participate in the program. There is no limit as to how many lights you can drop off for recycling.

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