The Village of Arlington Heights wants you to know that if you find yourself needing to purchase new lights for the holidays due to burned out bulbs or incomplete strands, consider recycling the strings of lights you no longer need as part of the Holiday Light Recycling Program that Arlington Heights is offering through a program managed by SWANCC (Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County.)
From November 19 – February 22, all holiday string lighting and extension cords can be dropped off for recycling at Health Services on the first floor of Village Hall at 33 S. Arlington Heights Road, or at the Public Works facility, 222 N. Ridge Ave. The drop-off time at Health Services is Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at Public Works the drop-off time is Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Garland, live greens, wreaths or other non-recyclables are not accepted in this program.
Through this recycling program, materials will be reclaimed, reprocessed, made into new products and kept out of the landfills – making the holiday season much brighter!
SWANCC and the participating communities have partnered with Elgin Recycling Inc. to recycle the lights and cords. The strands are separated and baled and sent to be chopped or shredded and sold as a commodity to foundries and mills in the United States.
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