January 15, 2021

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Exploring Minnesota and Beyond.

Where you can recycle Christmas lights in Minnesota

There's no fee to recycle string Christmas lights in Minnesota.

At some point, your holiday lights will need to come down. And if they won’t make it until next Christmas, you do have the option to recycle them.

Recycling your Christmas lights

The Recycling Association of Minnesota has a great list of sites that collect Christmas lights year round and during the holiday and post-holiday season.

The list includes locations in

  • Alexandria
  • Andover
  • Arden Hills
  • Bloomington
  • Brainerd
  • Brooklyn Park
  • Cannon Falls
  • Chaska
  • Coon Rapids
  • Detroit Lakes
  • Duluth
  • Dundas
  • Eagan
  • Farmington
  • Fergus Falls
  • Hopkins
  • Jordan
  • Mankato
  • North Branch
  • Owatonna
  • Rochester
  • Saint Cloud
  • Saint Paul
  • Sandstone
  • Sleepy Eye
  • Waseca
  • Woodbury

Hennepin County will recycle holiday lights at drop-off locations in Bloomington and Brooklyn Park. There is no fee.

According to Hennepin County, you can put holiday and string lights in the garbage.