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Recycle Your Holiday Lights

Now through January 17, 2022

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. 17, 2022, 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.

Drop Off Locations:

  • St. Charles Public Works Dept, 1405 South 7th Avenue  - Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Blue Goose Market, 300 South Second Street - Daily 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

For a full list of acceptable items and drop off locations, visit the St. Charles Natural Resources Commission Facebook page.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 630.377.4405 or email

updated Jan 18, 2022