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Recycle your holiday lights

Do you have a pile of burned-out holiday lights? Are you replacing old holiday lights with energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights? Don't throw out your holiday lights - recycle them! Holiday lights recycling programs take your old light strands and recycle the copper wire inside them.

Several retailers and other organizations accept holiday lights for recycling. For drop-off programs, call first if possible to confirm they are taking the lights, to get more specific location information, and to see when the programs run.

Other businesses and organizations may also offer holiday lights recycling programs. When shopping for new holiday lights at retailers, ask if they have a program. Thanks for recycling your holiday lights!

Learn more about eco-tastic holiday décor. And learn more about Christmas/holiday lights and how they are recycled in this Dec. 3, 2018 article external link by Seattle Times business reporter Benjamin Romano.

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King County Solid Waste Division mission: Waste Prevention, Resource Recovery, Waste Disposal