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Holiday Lights Recycling

St. Charles Public Library is partnering with America in Bloom - St. Charles, Elgin Recycling and the City of St. Charles as a drop off location for recycling holiday lights. St. Charles residents and businesses are welcome to drop off holiday lights (working or non-working) and electrical cords at convenient locations around town - including the library! 

Acceptable items for recycling include:

  • Traditional Holiday Lights
  • LED Holiday Lights
  • Italian Mini Holiday Lights
  • Rope Lights
  • Extension Cords

Unacceptable items include: Holiday string lights that are attached to garland, live greens, wreaths, Christmas trees, lawn decorations/ornaments or other non-recyclables. These do not qualify for the program and will contaminate the collections. 

Drop-Off Locations

Collection bins are located inside the buildings listed below. Items dropped-off are only to be put in designated bins. If a facility is closed, do not leave items anywhere outside the building.

St. Charles Public Works
1405 S. 7th Avenue, St. Charles
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.           
Deposit them inside the street-level lobby. There is no drop off when the gates are closed.


St. Charles Library
One South 6th Avenue
Drop off starts January 2, 2018
Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Noon to 5:00 p.m.


St. Charles History Museum
215 E Main Street, St. Charles
Tuesday – Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Blue Goose Market
300 S. 2nd Street, St. Charles
Monday – Sunday
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

For more information, call City of St. Charles Public Works Department at 630-377-4405 or e-mail Elgin Recycling is providing the bins and will donate any net proceeds from recycling the items to the America in Bloom - St. Charles effort.