Wheaton holiday lights recycling program – Daily Herald
Wheaton is offering a holiday lights recycling program to keep discarded bulbs out of landfills.
Strands of incandescent or LED lights in any condition may be brought to the city’s public works storage facility, 820 W. Liberty Drive, through Jan. 21. Drop-off times are between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.
Signs will direct people to the holiday light recycling area just inside the facility gate.
The program accepts light strings only. Do not drop off lawn ornaments or other decorations, and do not put lights in a bag or box.
Elgin Recycling will collect the lights, which will then be stripped and recycled for their copper and plastic parts. No materials will be shipped overseas.