String holiday lights should be kept out of your MMWA curbside recycling because they are “tanglers” that will choke the recycling equipment but throwing them away isn’t the best option either.
This year participate in MMWA’s holiday light recycling drive, which is designed to prevent thousands of pounds of unused, unwanted, or broken holiday lights from going to the landfill. Simply drop your broken and unwanted lights at one of our participating locations. Once collected MMWA will take those unwanted lights to Rifkin Scrap Metal where their parts will be separated and recycled. All proceeds from the holiday light collection will be given to the CAN Council.
Visit, https://www.recyclemotion.org/material/holiday-lights to find a location near YOU!