DeKalb County’s Holiday Lights Recycling Drive


This year the DeKalb County Health Department is partnering with DeKalb Iron and Metal Company (DIMCO) for our 7th Annual Holiday Lights Recycling Program. Last year, the Holiday Lights Program collected almost 2,000 pounds of holiday lights.

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.

The recycling program will run from November 1, 2017 until February 2, 2018. They accept all string lights and extension cords. 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 County Farm Bureau
1350 W. Prairie Dr.
DeKalb Park District Sports & Rec Center
1765 S. Fourth St.
Village Hall of Waterman
215 W. Adams St.
Sandwich Public Library
925 S. Main St.
Sandwich, IL
City of Sandwich
144 E. Railroad
Sycamore Centre
308 W. State St.
City of DeKalb Municipal Building
200 S. Fourth St.
DeKalb County Legislative Center
200 North Main St.
Kishwaukee Family YMCA
2500 Bethany Rd.


For more information about The Holiday Lights Recycling Program, please call Michelle Gibson at 815-748- 2408 or email .


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