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Algonquin to accept holiday lights for recycling

The village of Algonquin, in cooperation with Elgin Recycling, is offering holiday light recycling through Jan. 19 at Ganek Municipal Center, 2200 Harnish Drive.

The collection period has been extended for those who would like to recycle their holiday lights after the season, according to a news release. A container for unusable or unwanted lights will be available in the Ganek Municipal Center lobby during normal business hours.

Items that will be accepted include mini-lights, C7 lights, C9 lights, rope lights, LED lights and extension cords of any length. All tinsel, garland, plastic casing and other decoration items should be removed from the light sets before they are dropped off.

Household light bulbs, floodlights, compact fluorescent bulbs or fluorescent bulbs will not be accepted.

Groot also will offer free curbside collection of Christmas trees from Jan. 6 to 28 on regular collection days in Algonquin, according to the release. More information about guidelines about disposal can be found at

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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