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Posted on: November 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Used Holiday Light Collection


Agawam Department of Public Works
November 28-January 31st

Frustrated with broken holiday lights, or just have a bunch that no longer suits your needs?  No matter what the reason, resist the urge to throw old holiday lights in the curbside trash or recycling collection cart.   Holiday light strings are known as “tanglers” in the recycling industry.  Tanglers are things like plastic bags, ropes, cords, hoses, wires, and light strings that jam sorting machinery by wrapping around the equipment, which is dangerous for workers.

  • This program is for light strings only: incandescent, LED and “icicle” light strings with wires and attached bulbs. 
  • Please DO NOT include window candle lights
  • Please remove all boxes, bags, and packaging before placing lights in the recycling container  

Alternative options for recycling light strings would include mail back programs such as or  

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