Every year, strands of used and broken Christmas lights make their way to the landfill after a season of filling everyone with cheer. Instead of tossing them in your trash at home, bring your old and unworkable lights to our Arnold, Webster Groves and Florissant branches between Dec. 16 and Jan. 6 for free recycling! The glass, plastic and copper materials they’re made of can all be given new life.
No other types of bulbs or light fixtures are being accepted, only Christmas strands. You do not have to organize, separate or bag your lights, just drop them into the plastic containers we provide.
We are partnering with MRC Recycling on this program, the same local company that helps us with our electronics recycling events in the summer. This recycling event and others like it ties into our overall social responsibility program that also includes initiatives to help those in need and to educate and mentor youth.
The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s generates a large amount of waste. If you want to recycle other holiday items, including clothing, wrapping paper and Christmas trees, the St. Louis County website offers several tips and resources.