Holiday light strings are known as “tanglers” in the recycling industry. Tanglers are things like light strings that jam sorting machinery by wrapping around the equipment, which is dangerous for workers.
- Light strings may be delivered to the Department of Public Works front office through January 31st.
- This program is for light strings only: incandescent, LED and “icicle” light strings with wires and attached bulbs.
- Boxes, bags, and packaging must be removed before placing lights in the recycling container.
- Alternative options for recycling light strings would include mail back programs such as HolidayLEDs.com or Christmas-light-source.com