Holiday Light Recycling

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Holiday Light Recycling

Did you purchase a new set of holiday LED lights this year and don’t know what to do with your old lights? Do you have a set of holiday lights or an extension cord that you can’t get to work? Don’t throw them in the garbage. You can recycle them free of charge.

The Village accepts unused and non-working Holiday string lights and extension cords as part of the SWANCC Holiday Lights Recycling Program. SWANCC and participating communities have partnered with Elgin Recycling Inc. to recycle the lights and cords. The strands are separated and baled and sent to be chopped or shredded and sold as a commodity to foundries and mills in the United States.  Most importantly they will be kept out of the landfill!

Residents can drop off their unwanted holiday string lights and extension cords on the first floor of the Elk Grove Village Municipal Complex beginning November 1 through March 31:

Community Development Counter
Elk Grove Village Municipal Complex, 1st Floor
901 Wellington Ave.
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
November 1 - March 31

Call (847) 357-4220 for more information. The Village cannot accept garland, live greens, wreaths, or other non-recyclable materials.