Do not put holiday lights in your curbside recycling bin.
Non-LED holiday lights may be placed in the trash.
LED holiday lights cannot go in the trash because they contain printed circuit boards and are considered hazardous.
Consider donating holiday lights in good, working condition to Goodwill Easter Seals.
Bring old or non-working holiday lights to the following:
- One of the recycle companies listed below. Call to verify items accepted, hours and fees.
- The household hazardous waste collection sites for free. Remove battery packs or electronics, if applicable.
Some cities sponsor holiday light collections. Check with your city for more information.
- Note for Saint Paul residents: The City of Saint Paul is offering free holiday light recycling collection from December 1, 2020 through January 22, 2021. Saint Paul residents only. Learn more