Holiday Lights

In the recycling industry, light stings are called “tanglers,” because they get wrapped around and tangled in the sorting equipment at recycling facilities. Therefore, they are not accepted in household recycling.

Holiday light strings and power cords are accepted for recycling at scrap metal dealers such as WTE, and in the scrap metal dumpsters at town transfer stations. In addition, a mail-in program is available at

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