Strings of lights and other tanglers should not be recycled with containers or single stream recycling. They tangle the sorting equipment. Only bottles, cans and rigid containers go in the bin or cart.
Our electronics recyclers will accept holiday lights for recycling, as will Best Buy. Please remove large bulbs (>1"). They also take power cords, speaker wire, and peripheral connectors.
Christmas Light Sourceuses proceeds from recycling used holiday lights to donate books to Toys for Tots.
Holiday lights can be sent to HolidayLEDs.com in exchange for a coupon for new energy efficient LED holiday lights during their seasonal holiday light recycling program.