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Recycle your holiday lights!

Oct 28, 2016 12:18PM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Don’t know what to do with the old strands of Christmas lights that are tangled and broken? Don’t throw them in the garbage—recycle them! The City of Darien has again partnered with Elgin Recycling to offer residents free recycling of holiday lights. Last year Darien residents recycled 1900 pounds of holiday lights.

All light colors and strand lengths will be accepted. Items include mini-lights (Italian lights), C7 lights, C9 lights, rope lights, LED lights, and extension cords. (Please—no CFLs). From Nov. 14 through Feb. 10, 2017 you may bring your lights to the Darien Police Department lobby at 1710 Plainfield Rd. The bin is located outside, so there are no restricted hours. Please leave lights only, and take your boxes and bags home with you for disposal. For more information please call 630-353-8115 or visit