Recycle Your Holidays is a program to recycle holiday lights and electrical cords during the holiday season.
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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, Ace Hardware stores and many other partners. It employs over 200 individuals with disabilities at vocational centers throughout the state of Minnesota. The strands are dismantled by vocational center clients and properly recycled locally.
There are also several locations offering YEAR ROUND recycling drop-offs throughout Minnesota.
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
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
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.