Don’t Throw Your Holiday String Lights Away! Recycle Them Instead!

While decorating for the holiday season, you may encounter a few strings of lights that mysteriously decided to quit working, or the dreaded wad of lights that is impossible to untangle. Don’t throw those strings of lights away – recycle them properly!

The Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District is once again providing convenient opportunities to recycle any unwanted or non-working decorative string lights. Until February 1st residents can recycle their traditional or LED-style string lights by dropping them into a specially marked outdoor container at the following locations:

It is important to remember that holiday lights cannot be placed in your curbside recycling bin or in the public recycling drop-off container you typically use because they will tangle around the machinery and automated equipment at the recycling processing center. Holiday lights require special handling and processing that the Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District is happy to provide! Please note this collection event is for traditional or LED string lights only – fluorescent bulbs, halogen bulbs, or any other holiday decorations cannot be accepted.

Businesses or organizations that have a large quantity of holiday lights to recycle can email or call 513-732-7744 for special accommodations.