Recycle Your Holiday Lights

Recycle your old holiday lights for free December 5, 2022 – January 7, 2023!

piles of holiday light strings in collection bins

Last year, we recycled 4,352 lbs. of holiday lights. Great work everyone!

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!  

How to Recycle Your Lights:

Step 1.Accepted for Drop-off:

  • Light strings and wires for incandescent, LED, and "icicle" lights.
  • Attached bulbs okay.

Not Accepted for Drop-off:

  • Bubble (liquid-filled) or neon lights.
  • Please remove light strings from packaging material.

Step 2.FREE Drop-off Locations:

1. Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off

  • Located near the intersection of S. Quebec St. and E. Cherry Creek South Drive. Enter going south on Cherry Creek Dr. South (follow the signs).
  • Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and city holidays

2. Blue Star Recyclers 

Blue Star will be closed December 23 - January 1. The drop site will reopen Monday, January 2.