Your Local Authority for Recycling – Calling your local recycling center or city hall is a good way to begin the process of disposing of Christmas lights. A local recycling facility may not be able to recycle Christmas lights, but many will take damaged strands during the holiday season.
Some of them may even pay you for your recycling efforts. Your local center will package and transport your shattered lights to a processing facility that is able to manage their numerous component components. Your local authority may also host electronic recycling activities. Typically, these activities accept Christmas lights and any other electronic garbage you have sitting about.
If you reside in a major urban region, you may even be able to locate an electronic recycling facility. There, you may drop off damaged or outdated Christmas lights year-round.
Where nearby can I dispose of Christmas lights?
Individual Recycling – MOM’s Organic is more than just a supermarket. In addition to offering organic and sustainably produced foods, the store features recycling stations for difficult-to-recycle items such as batteries, cork, Brita filters, and yes, even old Christmas lights.
MOM’s donates both functioning and nonworking Christmas lights to Capitol Asset Recycling, where they are repurposed into roofing and building materials, plumbing, automobile batteries, other electronics, lead wheel weights, flatware, and other items. Check with your local MOM’s to determine when the shop will have its annual Holiday Lights Recycling Drive.
Local thrift stores, including Goodwill, should take your operational Christmas lights. Have too many (or wish to replace your current set)? Donate them to a donation bin near you or locate a local business. The Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Ace Hardware will gladly accept your defective Christmas lights if you’re seeking for a responsible method to dispose of them.
Consult your neighborhood hardware shop for details, such as drop-off locations. Your community’s garbage disposal service: You are not alone in your area in pulling down the Christmas lights. The EPA suggests calling your local recycling agency to see whether or not it accepts functional or nonworking Christmas lights.
It may designate a certain day for contribution collection or be able to link you to a local nonprofit that accepts Christmas lights.
Does Lowe’s recycle LED light bulbs?
What items should never be placed in my recycling bin? Lightbulbs, Styrofoam, hangers (both metal and plastic), and electronics are often not accepted; however, you should always check with your town to determine what is acceptable. Hangers may be returned to a dry cleaner or donated to a thrift store.
- CFL lightbulbs may be recycled at a Lowe’s recycling facility.
- Recycling may initially appear daunting, but remember: knowledge is power! Check with your local garbage hauler by visiting the website of your town, city, or county to see what can and cannot be recycled.
- Remember that Lowe’s shops have a recycling station (often near the door) that takes plastic bags, CFL bulbs, rechargeable batteries, and smartphones.
Lowe’s accepts for recycling plastic planter pots and cases at the garden center. Lowe’s will dispose of your belongings when you bring them in and follow the directions at the recycling center or garden center.