String Lights

Illegal in Garbage, Recycling & Drains
E-Waste

String lights are e-waste that can be disposed of through the County Household Hazardous Waste Program.

Trash Bin

Don't Throw Away String Lights

Never throw string lights in the garbage or your curbside recycling: the lightbulb glass breaks easily and the cord gets wrapped around processing machinery.

Ways to Reduce

LED christmas light bulbs

Switch to LED

LED string lights use 80 percent less energy and can last up to 20 years. If you want to be able to replace individual lights, make sure to choose strings with removable bulbs.