Replacing your holiday lights? Let us recycle them for you

Is this the year when you replace those old holiday lights that have lost their twinkle? If so, don’t toss them; recycle them.

Lexington’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works is once again partnering with businesses across the community to host a holiday lights collection drive. Last year, 1,116 pounds of lights were collected and recycled through the program.

Residents can drop off broken or unwanted holiday lights, including string lights, rope lights and electric candles at collection sites throughout the city. You can also drop off extension cords, timers, light sensors, power strips and other small electronics.

Electronics, including holiday lights, should never go in recycling carts or recycling dumpsters. They cause damage to equipment at the Recycle Center and put employees at risk.

Collection bins will be at the following locations through Sunday, January 17, 2021:

  • A Cup of Common Wealth – 105 Eastern Avenue
  • Bluegrass United Church of Christ -- 500 Don Anna Drive
  • Broomwagon Bikes + Cafe -- 800 N Limestone
  • Chocolate Holler – 400 Old Vine Street
  • Crank & Boom – 1210 Manchester Street and 3101 Clays Mill Road #301
  • Electronics Recycling Center --1306 Versailles Road
  • Good Foods Co-op -- 455 Southland Drive
  • Johns Run/Walk -- 317 S Ashland Avenue and 3735 Palomar Centre Drive
  • Lexington Visitors Center -- 215 W Main St Suite 75
  • Perspectives Inc. – 340 Longview Plaza
  • West Sixth Brewing -- 501 W 6th St #100


Map of holiday lights drop off locations

Lights can also be taken directly to the Electronics Recycling Center, located at 1306 Versailles Road. Visit for hours of operation. This facility operates six-days a week, year-round.

Collection sites are still being added. For an up-to-date list, visit or follow @LiveGreenLex on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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