Holiday Light Collection Underway!

As you are getting out your Christmas decorations for the year, be sure to sort out any holiday string lights that are old, broken, unwanted and/or non-LED and bring them to one of our convenient drop-off locations in Delaware County! We’ll ensure they are properly recycled (at Hopkinton recycling center).

When it comes to replacing or buying new holiday string lights, we encourage you to choose LED.

Why choose LED holiday lights??

  • LED (light emitting diode) lights look just like incandescent bulbs and are available in the same varieties but use 90% less energy.
  • With no filament, LED string lights (even after hours of use) produce little to no heat making them a safer option as they are more resistant to fire.
  • Old incandescent bulbs offer hundreds of hours of expected life, while the LED equivalent estimates a lifespan of thousands of hours.
  • LED lights are safer, cost much less to operate, last for thousands of hours and emit far less carbon.

Through early January 2022, look for a collection container at the following county locations:

Delaware County Holiday String Light Locations:

  • Hopkinton City Office
  • Wulfekuhle Electric (Delhi)
  • Earlville City Hall
  • Palmer Hardware (Manchester)

More locations to come soon in cities of Earlville and Manchester.