July 3, 2022

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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

Apple Valley (seasonal)

Arden Hills (seasonal)

Bloomington

Brainerd

Brooklyn Park

Cannon Falls (seasonal)

Chaska

Coon Rapids

Detroit Lakes

Duluth

Dundas

Eagan

Farmington (seasonal)

Fergus Falls

Glenwood (seasonal)

Hastings (seasonal)

Hopkins

Jordan

Lakeville (seasonal)

Mankato (seasonal)

Marshall

Mendota Heights (seasonal)

North Branch

Osakis (seasonal)

Owatonna

Rochester (seasonal)

Rosemount (seasonal)

Saint Cloud

Saint Paul

Sleepy Eye (seasonal)

South Saint Paul (seasonal)

Waseca

West Saint Paul (seasonal)

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.