Holiday Recycling

Holiday Trees

Holiday trees will be picked up by your hauler at no additional charge on the first and second Wednesday following New Year's Day. On other designated dates, a charge will apply for this service.

Holiday Lights

Do you have a light on the tree that won't light on one side? Perhaps you’re making the switch to energy efficient LED holiday lights. Either way, recycle your old lights.

Recycle Your Holidays™ is a statewide holiday light recycling program. Drop off unwanted light strings at any of our 450+ participating locations during the holiday season starting November 15 through the end of January each year.

There are also several locations that offer year round recycling drop-offs.

The program is a partnership between the Recycling Association of Minnesota, WCCO, Great River Energy, Ace Hardware stores, and CERTS (Clean Energy Resource Teams). It employs over 200 individuals with disabilities at vocational centers throughout Minnesota. Every part of the strand is dismantled by vocational center clients and properly recycled locally.