Don’t know what to do with those old or no longer-working strings of holiday lights? Making the switch to energy efficient LED holiday lights? Either way, recycle the old lights with us!
Recycle Your Holidays™ is a one-of-a-kind statewide holiday light recycling program in Minnesota created and managed by the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM). Drop off unwanted light strings at any of our 450+ participating locations during the holiday season starting November 15 through the end of January each year.
The program is promoted statewide in partnership with WCCO, Great River Energy, Ace Hardware stores, and CERTS (Clean Energy Resource Teams). It employs over 200 individuals with disabilities at vocational centers throughout the state of Minnesota. Every part of the strand is dismantled by vocational center clients and properly recycled locally.
There are several locations that offer YEAR ROUND recycling drop-offs. Year round drop-offs include
- Andover Recycling Center
1685 Crosstown Boulevard, Andover, MN 763-767-5175
- Becker County Courthouse (3rd floor by Zoning Dept.)
915 Lake Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN
- Becker County Transfer Station
24413 County Hwy 144, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
- Carver County Environmental Center
116 Peavey Circle, Chaska, MN 952-361-1835
- Chisago County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
39649 Grand Avenue, North Branch, MN 651-213-8921
- City of Elk River
13065 Orono Parkway, Elk River, MN 763-635-1073
- Coon Rapids Recycling Center
1831 111th Avenue NW, Coon Rapids, MN 763-767-6485
- Dakota County Recycling Zone
3365 Dodd Road, Eagan, MN 651-905-4520
- Itasca County Transfer Station & Waste Management
29959 County Road 62, Grand Rapids, MN 218-328-5801
- PHASE Recycling
104 Main Street, Sandstone, MN 320-425-2246
- Ramsey Household Hazardous Waste Facility
5 Empire Drive, St. Paul, MN 651-633-3279
- Rice County Recycling Center & Landfill
- 3800 E 145h St., Dundas, MN 55091 507-332-6833
- St. Louis Park Rec Center
3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park, MN 952-924-2540
- St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
461 W 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 651-227-1332
- Scott County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
588 Country Trail E (Hwy 282), Jordan, MN 952-496-8652
- Steele County Waste Management Recycling Center
1171 Brady Boulevard, Owatonna, MN 507-456-4894
- Washington County Environmental Center
4039 Cottage Grove Drive, Woodbury, MN 651-430-6655
Our Recycle Your Holidays™ was featured on a WCCO News broadcast during the Holidazzle Parade. You can view that HERE!
Due to an overwhelming response, we are unable to accept any additional drop off locations for the 2013-2014 season.