Algonquin recycling holiday lights through Jan. 21

ALGONQUIN – Residents will be able to recycle holiday lights at the Ganek Municipal Center through Jan. 21.

A container is available at the municipal center at 2200 Harnish Drive during normal business hours for residents to leave their unwanted holiday lights.

This is the third year the village is providing this service to residents. During the last two years, it has collected more than 900 pounds of the holiday lights, according to a news release.

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

Vintage Tech Recyclers will recycle the light sets collected at village hall and help reduce waste sent to landfills, the news release said.

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

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- Northwest Herald