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Recycle Your Broken Holiday Lights At These 12 Drop-Off Locations

Keep your non-working decorative lights out of a landfill by dropping them off at one of 12 locations throughout the city.

Christmas decorations adorn the front yard and home at 4229 W. School St. in Irving Park on Dec. 14, 2021.
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CHICAGO — As holiday lights begin to come down, there are ways for Chicagoans to keep their busted string lights out of landfills.

Nonprofit Reduce Waste Chicago is working with ward offices, businesses and other nonprofits to offer 12 locations collecting non-working holiday lights. The lights will be properly recycled after they are collected, according to the group.

Lights will be collected through Jan. 31 at participating locations. Those seeking to drop off lights are encouraged to call ahead of time to check hours of business.

Here’s where you can drop off holiday lights for recycling. For places to recycle live or natural Christmas trees, click here.

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  • Edgewater Library: 6000 N. Broadway, 312-742-1945
  • 40th Ward Office: 5620 N. Western Ave., 773-654-1867
  • 48th Ward Office: 5533 N. Broadway, 773-784-5277
  • A Pretty Flower: 2334 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-506-0806
  • 47th Ward Office: 4243 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-868-4747
  • Northcenter Chamber of Commerce: 4045 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-525-3609
  • Erwin Law LLC: 4043 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 208, 773-525-0153
  • Logan Vegan: 2535 N. Kedzie Ave., 773-904-8971
  • Logan Square Chamber of Commerce: 2808 N. Milwaukee Ave, 773-489-3222
  • 1st Ward Office: 1958 N Milwaukee Ave., 872-206-2685
  • The Refilleri: 1007 N. California Ave., 312-783-0684
  • The Plant: 1400 W. 46th St., 773-357-7192

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