OREGON – The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department is working with Behr Iron & Metal in Rochelle, local fire departments, and city and village halls to collect and recycle holiday lights.
Acceptable light strings include Italian mini-lights, traditional lights (larger glass bulbs), rope lights, LED lights, and other similar string lights. Extension cords also will be accepted.
Garland, live greens and wreaths, and other decorations will not be accepted. The lights will be sent to a regional recycling facility.
Drop-off containers for the holiday lights will be available beginning Friday through Jan. 31 at OCSWMD, 909 W. Pines Road; Ogle County Courthouse, 105 S. Fifth St.; 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.; Village of Davis Junction, 207 N. Elm St.; and the city of Polo, 115 S. Franklin Ave.
Proceeds received from the recycling of the lights and wires will be donated to United Way in Ogle County. For more information, call the OCSWMD at 815-732-4020.