Christmas light strands cannot be recycled through curbside recycling programs. They become tanglers in the machines during the recycling process.
Decorative frames or metal sculptures with lights strung through them may be disassembled and discarded/recycled in separate pieces.
Please locate electronics recycling programs or use the following companies to safely and responsibly dispose of your light strands.
Holiday LEDsPO BOX 683
Brooklyn, MI 49230
See their website for more information on how to package the lights to reduce your shipping costs.
North Kent Recycling & Waste Center2908 10 Mile Rd NE
Rockford, MI 49341
Accepts the following items for recycling: residential recycling, appliances, electronics, tires, cardboard, Christmas lights, and propane tanks. Accepts general refuse for disposal. Some items may have fees associated with them.
Accepts scrap metals, wire, radiators, appliances, plastics, office and household electronics, computer components and accessories, satellite (DISH or Direct TV) dishes, and other e-waste. Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling at each location.
South Kent Recycling & Waste Center10300 South Kent Drive SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
Accepts the following items for recycling: appliances, electronics, tires, cardboard, Christmas lights, and propane tanks. Accepts general refuse for disposal. Some items may have fees associated with them.
Kentwood Public Works Department5068 Breton Rd SE
Kentwood, MI 49508
Offers a free recycling drop-off for Christmas and Holiday string lights for residents from mid-November to the end of January.