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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:

Mom’s Organic Market is hosting a FREE holiday light recycling drive through January 31, 2022. 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, where you can also check out the Market’s additional recycling programs.

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 (currently 10% off a single order, limit 1 coupon per household) . Proceeds from its recycling program benefits the Toys for Tots foundation. For more information on where to mail your lights, and other program details, look online at Christmas Lights Recycling Program – Christmas Light Source (

HolidayLEDs also runs a Christmas light recycling program year-round. You can send your old, broken or non-fully functional lights to HolidayLEDs year-round in exchange for a discount coupon towards the purchase of new lights (must be used in a single purchase). Information about this 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 towards the purchase of new lights (currently, 10% off). Program information and the shipping address can be found online at


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