Your go-to guide for waste & recycling in the Twin Cities.
Why Use LED Lights?
Energy Efficient and Longer Life
LED bulbs last a lot longer that other bulbs – up to 25 years – and are up to 80% more efficient than current incandescent bulbs. Although LED lights may be more expensive initially, they will actually save you money in the long run.
Projected life of light bulb:
Conventional light bulbs waste most of their energy as heat. An incandescent bulb gives off 90% of its energy as heat, while a compact fluorescent bulb wastes 80% as heat. LEDs remain cool, which is not only more energy efficient but safer.
Non-working LED bulbs can be put in the garbage.
The wiring and cords of holiday lights can be recycled. Bring string lights to any area drop-off location through the Recycling Association of Minnesota's Recycle Your HolidaysTM program.
Another choice is to bring them to your county household hazardous waste collection site.
Open Year-Round Tues. Noon - 7 PM Thurs. 9 AM - 2 PM Sat. 9 AM - 2 PM Closed holidays.
Accepts Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics, Recycling, Holiday Lights, Small items of Scrap Metal, Plastic Bags and Sheet Plastic