So you are in full holiday mode and you have discovered that the Christmas lights are just not going to last for one more season? They could probably be fixed, but who has the time? Have you thought about recycling them so they do not end up in a landfill?

There are a few ways to go about it. First, check with your city or town to see if they have a recycling program. By asking them now, they might be able to set something up to take place in January when people are taking their decorations down.

If there is not a local recycling program in place, you can mail them to Christmas Light Source Recycling Program 4313 Elmwood Drive Benbrook, TX 76116. Check out their website for all the details that they need from you. You will need to pay to send them to Texas, but they will be recycled and then the money they make on your lights will go to purchase toys for kids through, Toys For Tots.

Do you know of another way that Christmas lights can be recycled? Share it with us so we can share it with the Hudson Valley.

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