Recycle Your Holidays

Recycle Your Holidays is a program to recycle holiday lights and electrical cords during the holiday season. 

Don’t know what to do with those old or no longer-working strings of holiday lights? Making the switch to energy efficient LED holiday lights? Either way, recycle the old lights with us!

Recycle Your Holidays™ is a one-of-a-kind statewide holiday light recycling program in Minnesota created and managed by the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM). Drop off unwanted light strings at any of our 450+ participating locations during the holiday season starting November 15 through the end of January each year. The program is promoted statewide in partnership with WCCO, Ace Hardware stores and many other partners. It employs over 200 individuals with disabilities at vocational centers throughout the state of Minnesota. The strands are dismantled by vocational center clients and properly recycled locally.

In partnership with the Recycling Association of Minnesota and Heartland Industries, Clay County collects and recycles holiday lights during the holiday season at various locations around the County, free of charge to Clay County residents.