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Recycle Your Holiday Lights



Do you have broken, burned-out or impossibly tangled sets of holiday lights stored away with last year’s holiday decorations? Don’t throw them out – recycle them for free instead!

Denver Recycles will collect and recycle holiday lights until January 20, 2018 (Extended from January 15th) at the Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off which is located near the intersection of S. Quebec St. and E. Cherry Creek South Drive (enter going south on Cherry Creek Drive South and follow the signs).

picture of old style holiday lightsIncandescent, LED, and “icicle” light strings, along with wires and attached bulbs will all be accepted for recycling. No bubble (liquid-filled) or neon lights. All packaging material and bags must be removed from the light strands prior to recycling. Don't delay and bring us your old holiday lights today!

For more information contact Denver Recycles at 311 (720-913-1311) or visit For more resources on saving energy and improving your home’s comfort this winter season visit



Image of Holiday Lights accepted and not accepted in program


Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off Hours

Tuesdays – Fridays: 10 AM to 5 PM

Saturdays: 9 AM to 3 PM

Closed Sundays & Mondays and on all City Holidays.