Don't Throw Away Christmas Lights
Never throw Christmas lights in the garbage or your curbside recycling: the lightbulb glass breaks easily and the cord gets wrapped around processing machinery.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
Online Trade-In Programs
Polygroup's Christmas Recycling Program
Recycle with Polygroup’s Christmas Recycling Program. Ship them your old Christmas lights, extension cords and artificial trees, and they will upcycle them into products like bubble wrap and plastic bags.
Ways to Reduce
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.