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Ogle County agencies team up to recycle holiday lights

Published: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

OREGON – Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department staff are working with Messenger Auto Recycling and local fire departments and village halls to recycle holiday lights.

Acceptable light strings include Italian mini-lights, traditional lights with larger glass bulbs, rope lights, LED lights and other similar string lights and extension cords.

Garland, live greens and wreaths and other decorations will not be accepted.

The lights will be sent to a regional recycling facility to be separated into various components and processed for reuse. Any proceeds will be donated to the United Way in Ogle County.

Drop-off containers will be available through Feb. 2.

Sites include the solid waste department office, 909 W. Pines Road, Oregon; Ogle County Courthouse, 105 S. Fifth St., Oregon; Byron Fire Department, 123 N. Franklin St.; Rochelle Fire Department, 401 Fifth Ave.; Mount Morris Fire Department, 15 E. Center St.; Stillman Valley Fire Department, 200 S. Rural St.; Forreston Village Hall, 102 S. Walnut St.; and the Village of Davis Junction office, 207 N. Elm St.

Call the waste management department at 815-732-4020 for more information.

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