Christmas Lights

Alternative ways to recycle
Hazardous Waste Drop-Off E-Waste Drop-Off

Holiday lights, like any material with electrical elements using batteries or plugs, are e-waste and not allowed in any waste container. (Some types of string lights may not be hazardous, but they still need special disposal). Drop off lights and any holiday electrical decor at the e-waste collection center.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

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Online Trade-In Programs

The online store Holiday LEDs will give you a 15 percent off coupon for mailing in your old lights to be recycled. Christmas Light Source will give you 10 percent off a purchase of new lights for mailing yours in, and donate recycling proceeds to the Dallas/Fort Worth Toys for Tots Foundation.

Ways to Reduce

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Switch to LED

LED Christmas lights use 80 percent less energy and can last up to 20 years. If you want to be able to replace individual lights, make sure to choose strings with removable bulbs.

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