Christmas lights make the Holiday Season beautiful and bright. However, each strand of twinkling lights can only provide warm, Holiday light for a certain amount of hours (LED tend to last the longest). So, what do you do when your Christmas lights burn out? At Fire Dawgs Junk Removal, we believe that the only way to preserve our planet for future generations is to reuse and recycle as much as we can. If you are looking for Where to Recycle Christmas Lights in Indianapolis, you are in the right place. Thankfully, many retailers and recyclers in Indianapolis offer free Christmas light recycling. Without further ado, here they are.
Where to Recycle Christmas Lights in Indianapolis
1. Lowes: Many Lowes locations throughout Indianapolis and the surrounding areas have bins for Christmas light recycling. These bins are located at the front of the store, by the customer service desk. The picture to the left was taken at the Brownsburg Lowes in Hendricks County.
2. Indianapolis Tox Drop: The City of Indianapolis has commissioned a eCycle and Tox Drop program, so that citizens can drop off hazardous waste like paint and electronic waste like Christmas lights and computers safely. You can find Tox Drop locations and hours, Here.
3. Home Depot: Home Depot has a pretty awesome Christmas Light Trade In Program (2015). If you bring in your old incandescent lights (working or non-working), they will recycle them for you and give you a coupon good for a new set of longer lasting LED Christmas lights. Even if you don’t want to take advantage of the trade in program, you can still recycle your unwanted Christmas lights at Home Depot.
Where You Can’t Recycle Christmas Lights in Indianapolis
According to our research, most local curbside recycling companies in Indianapolis do not accept Christmas Lights in curbside recycling containers. This is because many Christmas lights aren’t even recycled in the United States. Many of the strands of Christmas Lights deposited for recycling are sent to China where they are repurposed. To learn more about this process, click here.
It is illegal to through electronic waste (including Christmas lights) in the trash in Indiana. Click Here to learn more about this law and other electronic items that are illegal to throw out. If you are looking for a free option for where to recycle Christmas lights in Indianapolis, the locations listed above are great choices.
If you hire Fire Dawgs Junk Removal, and would like us to recycle Christmas lights on your behalf, we would be happy to do that. Our philosophy is to recycle, reuse, or donate as much as we can. We want to keep the waste we dump into the landfill to a minimum. We also sort through items after we haul them away to ensure that electronic waste isn’t thrown into the landfills.
If you have any additional questions about where to recycle Christmas lights in Indianapolis, give us a call at 317-291-DAWG or email us at [email protected].