Where to Recycle Christmas Lights

Don’t throw out your old light strands. Recycle them! Holiday light recycling programs take your old strands and recycle the components inside them.

Several retailers and other businesses in the area now accept old holiday lights for recycling. Most of those locations will accept lights until at least January 15. Call first when possible to confirm they are taking the lights and find out exactly where the bin is located.

Drop Off Locations


All locations

Wilson Recycling

2278 E. Brockdale Rd. Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 462-4444

Zoolights (Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium)

Proceeds benefit the Zoo’s conservation fund

5400 N. Pearl St. Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 591-5333

McLendon’s Hardware

All 6 Puget Sound locations

Whole Foods Markets

All locations


You pay to ship, receive a coupon towards purchase

Christmas Light Source

Receive 10% discount on regularly priced items on one order. Proceeds benefit Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

Holiday LEDs

A discount is given for participating in the program.


You can also search by zipcode at earth911.com for nearby places to recycle your lights