Christmas Lights Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage, Recycling & Drains Recycle More Program E-Waste Christmas lights can be dropped off as e-waste at the Napa Recycling & Composting Facility or Devlin Road Transfer Station. They also can be picked up on our Recycle More Program. Never try and recycle light strands in the blue recycling cart – they tangle in the sorting equipment! Don't Throw Away Christmas Lights Never throw Christmas lights in the garbage or your curbside recycling: the lightbulb glass breaks easily and the cord gets wrapped around processing machinery. Alternative Ways to Recycle Online Trade-In Programs The online store Holiday LEDs will give you a 15 percent off coupon for mailing in your old lights to be recycled. Christmas Light Source will give you 10 percent off a purchase of new lights for mailing yours in, and donate recycling proceeds to the Dallas/Fort Worth Toys for Tots Foundation. Polygroup's Christmas Recycling Program Recycle with Polygroup’s Christmas Recycling Program. Ship them your old Christmas lights, extension cords and artificial trees, and they will upcycle them into products like bubble wrap and plastic bags. Ways to Reduce Switch to LED LED Christmas lights use 80 percent less energy and can last up to 20 years. If you want to be able to replace individual lights, make sure to choose strings with removable bulbs.