December 4, 2011

Holiday Light Recycling Offered In Algonquin


ALGONQUIN – The village of Algonquin will offer holiday light recycling through Jan. 13 at Village Hall, 2200 Harnish Drive.


The collection period has been extended for those who would like to recycle their holiday lights after this season, according to a news release from the village. A container for unusable or unwanted lights will be available in the lobby during normal business hours.


Items that will be accepted include mini-lights, C7 lights, C9 lights, rope lights, LED lights, and extension cords of any length. Tinsel, garland and other decoration items must be removed from the light sets before they are dropped off.


Vintage Tech Recyclers will recycle the light sets collected at Village Hall and help Algonquin reduce waste sent to landfills.

Household light bulbs, floodlights, compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) and fluorescent bulbs will not be accepted.

Additionally, Waste Management will offer free curbside collection of holiday trees from Dec. 27 to Jan. 13.

For guidelines on disposal, visit or refer to the winter 2011 Algonquin Citizen Newsletter.

– Northwest Herald