These items should NOT go in the blue bin. They will not be recycled if placed in the blue bin, but instead will cause machinery problems at the recycling sorting facility.

Lowe's typically offers a Christmas light recycling program each year, in advance of the holidays. Contact your local store to see if they have a program and how long it runs.

Bruin in Liverpool and Bodow in Syracuse accepts Christmas lights year-round. Call in advance for program details as some preparation is required.

Also, you can consider a mail-back program such as the one offered by


If recycling these lights isn't in your future, please put them in the trash.

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