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Recycling Your Old Christmas Lights

Most of us have old strands of Christmas lights that no longer work.  We may have intentions on some day going through those lights and finding that one pesky little bulb that’s burnt out making the whole strand not work.  Well let’s face it, it’s much easier to go and buy new lights.  Also, incandescent lights have since been replaced with LED lights which are much more energy efficient anyway.  So now you are stuck with all these broken Christmas lights that you don’t have the heart to throw away.  Fortunately, you are able to recycle those broken, tangled up Christmas lights that are cluttering your garage.

You are probably wondering how on earth Christmas lights are recycled.  The lights are actually shredded and separated into components such as

Recycle Old Christmas Lights

Recycle old lights, use energy efficient new lights

glass, copper, and PVC.  These components can be reused so this is a much better alternative than having those broken lights end up in your local garbage dump.

There are companies out there that will recycle those broken Christmas lights for you so don’t throw them away.  Companies like will recycle your lights and give you a 15% off coupon when you purchase your new Christmas lights through them.  To cut down on shipping costs and the environmental impact of shipping, coordinate with friends and family and send in one bulk shipment.   .  Broken lights are recycled free of charge so there is no reason not to.  You can also visit to find a holiday light recycling facility near you.


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