Wheaton to offer holiday light recycling

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 1:15 p.m. CDT

WHEATON – Residents looking to get rid of old holiday lights can bring them to the Public Works Storage Facility for recycling, according to a news release from the city.

From Nov. 25 through Feb. 10, Wheaton is partnering with Elgin Recycling to collect strands of incandescent and LED lights and extension cords between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. The lights will be stripped and recycled for their copper and plastic parts.

There is no limit on the amount of lights that can be dropped off. All organizations are welcome to recycle their lights. The facility is located at 820 W. Liberty Drive in Wheaton.

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