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  1.  Recycle your holiday lights!

                

    Holiday Lights Recycle Logo

     

     

    The Village encourages residents and businesses to recycle their holiday lights and extension cords. A collection bin is in place until January 16th at the Department of Public Works at 1051 S. Hammerschmidt Avenue, just south of the Village Hall. Residents and businesses may drop off at any time, including after work hours and on weekends.

    According to the energystar.gov, LED lights strands use 65% less electricity, can last 10 times longer, and lower the risk of fire since they are cooler than incandescent lights strands. Elgin Recycling will pay the Village for the copper content and the proceeds will be used to offset the Village’s costs for its Recycling Extravaganza. One half ton of lights are typically collected each year in Lombard. Questions may be directed to  publicworks@villageoflombard.org or (630) 620-5740.