For tips on recycling old or broken string lights visit How to Recycle Christmas Lights by Recycle Nation or Christmas Light Recycling by Christmas Designers. 

The following home improvement stores will also accept string lights during the holiday season that no longer work and have them recycled or search for a location on Earth 911. Do not put string lights in your curbside recycle bin.  If string lights end up going to a recycling center they become tangled up in the machinery causing the facility to shut down in order to manually untangle them.

  • Lowe's Home Improvements
  • The Home Depot