Remember DeKalb County’s Holiday Lights Recycling Drive


holiday_light_recyclingThe DeKalb County Health Department is once again partnering with DeKalb Iron and Metal Company (DIMCO) for the 5th Annual Holiday Lights Recycling Program. Last year, the Holiday Lights Program collected 4,000 pounds of Christmas lights. The recycling program will run until January 15, 2016.

All string lights and extension cords will be accepted. Residents can drop off their old holiday lights at any of the following drop off locations during regular operating hours.

  • DeKalb County Health Department 2550 N. Annie Glidden Rd.
  • DeKalb DeKalb Park District Sports & Rec Center 1765 S. Fourth St. DeKalb
  • City of Genoa 333 E. First St. Genoa
  • Sycamore Centre 308 W. State St. Sycamore
  • DeKalb County Legislative Center 200 North Main St. Sycamore

Please note that there will not be a regular electronics recycling event in DeKalb or Genoa during January. The next electronics recycling event in those towns will be on Saturday, February 6th, 2016.

Year after year residents find themselves testing bulbs and replacing fuses. When that does not work, the lights often end up in the garbage. With this program, DeKalb County can divert all holiday lights from the landfill, as recycled goods. One strand of lights may seem as though it does not help, but even these small contributions help reduce waste going into the landfill.

For more information about The Holiday Lights Recycling Program, please call Michelle Gibson at 815-748-2408. DeKalb County Farm Bureau 1350 W. Prairie Dr. Sycamore Village Hall of Waterman 215 W. Adams St. Waterman City of Sandwich 144 E. Railroad Sandwich City of DeKalb Municipal Building 200 S. Fourth St. DeKalb Kishwaukee Family YMCA 2500 Bethany Rd. Sycamore.