The Village of East Dundee, in partnership with Elgin Recycling (www.elginrecycling.com), will accept holiday lights for recycling through January 31, 2020. This will be the Village's third year participating in the Elgin Recycling Holiday Lights Recycling Program. Residents and businesses can drop-off their unwanted holiday lights at Village Hall, located at 120 Barrington Avenue, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A drop-off bin will be located in the Village Hall lobby.
All colors and lengths of holiday string lighting, including mini-lights (or Italian lights), C7 lights, C9 lights, rope lights, LED lights, extension cords, etc. are accepted. Garland, live greens, wreaths or other non-recyclables are not accepted.
Last year with the participation of 51 villages, 8 park districts,
2 libraries, 2 churches, 1 high school, 1 police department and 2 businesses, Elgin Recycling was able to recycle 101,747 lbs of holiday lights that would otherwise been thrown away. For their 11th annual holiday lights recycling program Elgin Recycling's goal is to recycle over 110,000 lbs of holiday lights.
For questions or more information, please contact Village Hall at 847-426-2822.