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Holiday Light Recycling

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Collection ends Jan. 31

Holiday Light Recycling

The Westerville Electric Division (WED) is accepting strands of holiday lights to recycle in exchange for an LED light bulb (limit three bulbs per household, there is no limit to the number of strands that will be accepted). The program ends Friday, Jan. 31. 

Participants must bring their lights to the Electric Division, 139 E. Broadway Ave., Monday -Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to receive new LED bulbs. Those not interested in an exchange can drop off strands in the marked bins in front of the facility anytime. 

This program offers residents an alternative to sending strands of holiday lights to the landfill. Rumpke, the City’s refuse and recycling contractor, asks customers to refrain from tossing holiday lights in recycling bins as they can become entangled in equipment.

This is an environmentally friendly program and helps the Electric Division by removing inefficient drains on the City’s power grid. Additionally, the strands will be recycled at no cost to the City by a scrap metals-and-materials vendor, keeping them out of landfills. Light bulbs and batteries are also accepted year-round.

For more information on this program, call the Westerville Electric Division at (614) 901-6700 or email

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