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 Recycling Association of Minnesota's Recycle your Holidays program has changed, but still offers a list of year-round drop-off locations. Bring strings of working or non-working LED and other types of holiday lights to locations throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. You also can bring electrical and phone cords but not adapters.
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