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Green Corner: Holiday String Light Recycling

By Sherri A. Affrunti

Have burned out, old, run-down or broken string lights you would like to recycle? Rather than placing them in your trash (where they will not be recycled), consider these recycling options:

Home Depot – Langhorne. Home Depot in Langhorne, PA (near Sesame Place) will take Christmas lights for recycling. Bring your old, run down or broken lights to Customer Service to drop off for recycling. Note that not all Home Depot locations accept lights for recycling, so if you wish to visit a location other than Langhorne, it is recommended to call ahead to assure the location’s participation in the company’s recycling program. While no specific program dates are published, it is recommended to drop off donations by January 31, 2021.

Mom’s Organic Market is hosting a FREE holiday light recycling drive through January 31, 2021. The Market accepts all holiday lights, whether “run down, well used or not working”. Information on the program (along with Market locations in PA, NY and NJ) may be found online at https://

Christmas Light Source offers a year-round Christmas lights recycling program. In return for shipments of old, broken Christmas lights, the company will send you a coupon towards the purchase of new lights. Proceeds from its recycling program benefits the Toys for Tots foundation. For more information on where to mail your lights, and other program information, look online at

HolidayLEDs also runs a Christmas light recycling program. You can send your old, broken or non-fully functional lights to HolidayLEDs year-round in exchange for a discount coupon. Information about its program, and where to mail your lights, may be found online at

Environmental LED offers another year-round Christmas light recycling option. Just box up your lights and ship them to the company, in exchange for a discount coupon. Program information and the shipping address can be found online at


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