Recycling Holiday Lights

November 20, 2023

While decorating for the holiday season, you may encounter a few strings of lights that mysteriously decided to quit working, or the dreaded wad of lights that is impossible to untangle. Don’t throw those strings of lights away – recycle them properly!

The Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District is once again providing convenient opportunities to recycle any unwanted or non-working decorative string lights. From Dec. 1-Feb. 1 residents may recycle their traditional or LED-style string lights by dropping them into a specially marked outdoor container at the following locations:

• Shor Park: 4659 Tealtown Road Milford, OH 45150 container is by the public restrooms

• Sycamore Park: 4082 State Route 132, Batavia OH 45103 container is by the public restrooms

• Chilo Lock 34 Park: 521 County Park Road, Chilo OH 45112 container is at museum and visitors center

• Clermont County Soil & Water Conservation District: 1000 Locust St. Owensville, OH 45160 container is in front of agricultural service center at the fairgrounds, near gazebo

• Pierce Township Service Department: 950 Locust Corner Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45245 container is next to the public recycling dumpsters

• Clermont County Water Resources: 4400 Haskell Lane Batavia, OH 45103

• Cincinnati Nature Center (CNC members only): 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, OH 45150 container is at the Rowe Woods Visitor Center

• Long Branch Farm & Trails (CNC members only): 6926 Gaynor Road, Goshen, OH 45122

It is important to remember that holiday lights cannot be placed in your curbside recycling bin or in the public recycling drop-off container you typically use because they will tangle around the machinery and automated equipment at the recycling processing center. Holiday lights require special handling and processing that the Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District is happy to provide! Please note this collection event is for traditional or LED string lights only – fluorescent bulbs, halogen bulbs, or any other holiday decorations cannot be accepted.

Businesses or organizations that have a large number of holiday lights to recycle can email or call 513-732-7744 for special accommodations. Visit for more information about this event or any other services provided by the Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District.