Do you have strings of holiday lights that don’t work, are hopelessly tangled, or are no longer wanted? Don’t throw them out where they’ll sit for years in a landfill—recycle them!
From now until Jan. 15, 2024, St. Charles residents and businesses can drop off holiday lights (working or non-working) and extension cords to be recycled. Elgin Recycling will haul them away at no cost. In past collections, a ton of lights were collected—literally.
- Traditional Holiday Lights
- LED Holiday Lights
- Italian Mini Holiday Lights
- Rope Lights
- Pre-lit garland, wreaths, or trees
- Lighted lawn decorations or ornaments
Drop Off Locations
Drop off is available at locations during regular operating hours, unless listed otherwise. Check location website for operating hours:
St. Charles Public Works Department
1405 S. 7th Avenue
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
St. Charles Municipal Building
2 E. Main Street
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
St. Charles Public Library
1 S. 6th Avenue
Pottawatomie Community Center
8 North Avenue, St. Charles
41W781 Rt 64, St. Charles
For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 630.377.4405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program sponsored by the St. Charles Natural Resources Commission, the City of St. Charles, and Elgin Recycling.