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Holiday Light Recycling Locations Winter 2019-2020

Oct 31 2019

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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 to learn how it’s done. Otherwise, scroll down for this year’s drop-off locations.

Thank you to Elgin Recycling for partnering to offer this program! View the flyer below to learn more about how to get your municipality, school, or organization 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, garlands, or wreaths.

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

2019-2020 Holiday Light Recycling Locations in DuPage County

Most bins are indoors and only available for drop-off during business hours. Follow each link for operating dates/hours or contact the listed location for details.
SCARCE (Glen Ellyn) – year-round
Bartlett – Village Hall
Bensenville – Village Hall, Public Works
Carol Stream – Village Hall, Library, Simkus Rec Center, Fountain View Rec Center
Clarendon Hills – Police Department
Darien – Police Station lobby
Downers Grove – Village Hall, Public Works
Elmhurst – Public Works, York High School
Glendale Heights – Public Works Garage (Nov-April)
Glen EllynCivic Center, Park District, SCARCE
Itasca – Village Hall
Lisle – Village Hall, Morton Arboretum (until Jan 12th, can leave at gatehouse to avoid entrance fee)
Naperville Park District, Electronics Recycling Center, Public Works
Oak Brook – Library (through Jan 10th)
Roselle – Public Works
Warrenville – Park District
West Chicago – Public Works, Murphy Ace Hardware, Water Treatment Plant, the ARC Center, First United Methodist Church
Westmont – Fire Dept, Library
Wheaton – Public Works Storage Yard (8am-4pm M-F through Jan 13th)
Winfield – Village Hall
Wood Dale – City Hall
Woodridge – Village Hall, Public Works

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Are we missing a location? Let us know! Email details to carrie@scarce.org.

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