Will County Sets Up 4 Sites to Recycle Old Christmas Lights
Will County has named four of its buildings as temporary collection sites for burned out Christmas lights.
Lights will be accepted until mid-January.
While the four temporary holiday light collection sites are in Joliet, there are more than a dozen permanent electronic collection sites throughout the county which collect the lights and other items.
“In the spirit of the season, let’s give the earth we depend upon a gift by recycling," Will County Executive Larry Walsh said. "String lights are one of hundreds of items we can keep out of our landfills while preserving our natural resources.”
Marta Keane, recycling program specialist with the Will County Land Use – Resource Recovery and Energy Division, agreed.
“The holidays are a time of celebration, but they also result in significant waste. By recycling string lights, electronics, wrapping paper and boxes, you save energy and even prevent water pollution.”
Permanent residential recycling sites, which accept more than 60 electronic and electrical items, are at: 299 Canterbury Lane, Bolingbrook; 25461 S. Fryer St., Channahon; 500 S. Kankakee, Godley; 14400 W. 151st St., Homer Glen; Forest Preserve District of Will County office, 17540 W. Laraway Road, Joliet; 17112 Prime Blvd., Lockport; 24645 S. Eastern Ave, Manhattan; 19004 Wolf Road, Mokena; Monee Reservoir, 27341 Ridgeland Ave, Monee; 1100 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox; 162 S. School St., Braidwood; 195 S. Budler Road, Romeoville; 30200 Town Center Road, Beecher; and Troy Township Highway Department, 25358 Seil Road, Shorewood
Hours vary by site. Additional information about electronic recycling and Will County Land Use-RRE is available at www.willcountygreen.com. Information about items that are banned from landfills can also be found there, as well as the county’s front-door service options.