Almost everyone has thrown out old and broken strings of holiday lights, but tossing them in the trash is not your only option for their disposal.
The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department is encouraging residents to recycle their lights this year. The agency will take Italian mini-lights, traditional lights (with larger glass bulbs), rope lights, LED lights, and other similar string lights. They will also accept extension cords, but garland, live greens and wreaths, and other decorations will not be accepted.
You can drop off your lights at the following locations through February 2, 2013:
All proceeds received from recycling the lights will be donated to the United Way in Ogle County.
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