Elk Grove Village Holiday Lights Recycling Program
The Village of Elk Grove accepts unused and nonworking holiday string lights and extension cords as part of the Holiday Lights Recycling Program through the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County.
SWANCC and participating communities have partnered with Elgin Recycling Inc. to recycle the lights and cords. The strands are separated and baled and sent to be chopped or shredded and sold as a commodity to foundries and mills in the United States. Most importantly, they will be kept out of the landfill.
Unwanted holiday string lights and extension cords can be dropped off on the first floor at the Elk Grove Village Municipal Complex, 901 Wellington Ave., at the Community Development Counter Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Holiday Lights Recycling Program concludes March 31, 2019.