Holiday Light Recycling Locations Winter 2018-2019

Oct 31 2018

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‘Tis the season of holiday light recycling programs! As you deck the halls, set aside your broken, tangled, or unwanted holiday light strands to be recycled for free at one of the many drop-off locations below.

If you need to replace lights, opt for energy efficient LED strands or ENERGY STAR certified lights – and, of course, be sure to use a timer for those lights so they only shine when you can see them. Want to learn more about the Holiday Light Recycling Program including how the lights are recycled? Click here for all the details.

Thank you to Elgin Recycling for partnering with municipalities to offer this program! View the Elgin Recycling flier to learn more about how to get your municipality involved.


Accepted Lights
Bring any type of holiday string lights including LEDs, italian mini-lights, and rope lights – working or not – to one of the following locations for recycling. Most programs run through the start of January, some longer. Hours and dates vary by location – please contact them for details. No artificial trees or garland will be accepted.

Nowhere near DuPage County? Check with your local government or hardware stores to see if they offer programs.

2018-2019 Holiday Light Recycling Locations – more TBA

Most bins are indoors and only available for drop-off during business hours. 

SCARCE (Glen Ellyn) – year-round
Bartlett – Village Hall (Dec 1-Feb 28)
Carol Stream – Fountain View Rec Center, Simkus Rec Center (Nov 16-Feb 1)
Clarendon Hills – Police Department
Darien – Police Department Lobby (Nov 12-Feb 11)
Downers Grove – Public Works, Village Hall (Nov 9-Feb 15)
Elmhurstvarious locations (Nov 12-Jan 18)
Glendale Heights – Public Works Garage 1635 Glen Ellyn Rd (Nov 1-April 30)
Glen Ellyn – Police Station, Park District facilities (Nov 26-Feb 1), SCARCE (year-round)
Hanover Park – Public Works Garage 2041 Lake Street (Oct 1-Mar 1)
Itasca – Police Station (Nov 26-Feb 1)
La Grange – various TBD
LisleVillage Hall  (Nov 19-Feb 1)
LombardPublic Works, Sunset Knoll Rec Center (11/22-01/21)
Naperville – Public Works, Riverwalk Community Center, St. Margaret Mary Parish (11/26-01/14),  Fort Hill Activity Center. Knoch Knolls Nature Center, Springbrook Golf Course (Nov 15-Feb 1)
Oak BrookLibrary (Nov 19-Jan 11)
River Forest – Village Hall
Roselle – Village Hall (Oct 15-Feb 1)
Streamwoodvarious locations (Nov 5-Feb 6)
Warrenville – Park District
West Chicago – City Hall, ARC Center, Murphy’s ACE Hardware, Public Library, Water Treatment Plant, First United Methodist Church of West Chicago (Nov 23-Jan 18)
Westmont – Fire Department 6015 S. Cass, Westmont Library (Nov 9-Jan 31)
Wheaton – Public Works, Park District Community Center (Nov 19-Jan 25)
Woodridge – Village Hall, Public Works (Nov 26-Mar 15)

Holiday lights are also accepted at most electronics recycling locations.

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