I’m learning that alot of what we throw away has value and can be recycled rather than ending up in a landfill. Christmas light strands can be recycled 100%.
In this article from the KTVI-FOX 2 website, they say that “there is so much copper in a strand of lights, the plastic and the glass all gets recycled. It just gets shredded and they can re-use the whole thing. Since it’s 100% recyclable, it just doesn’t make sense to throw them in the trash.” At most area Walmart stores, big boxes sit in the garden center begging for bundles of burned out or broken lights.
The City of Wildwood is also providing a dumpster specifically for the deposit of light strands that are burned out, broken or no longer wanted. The dumpster is at the end of Main St in the Wildwood Town Center and will remain there until January 31st.