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HOLIDAY LIGHT RECYCLING AVAILABLE IN JACKSON COUNTY

MURPHYSBORO/CARBONDALE – Do you have holiday lights that you are no longer using? You can recycle your unwanted holiday string lights, working or non-working, through the Jackson County electronics recycling program year round at Southern Recycling Center, located 300 West Chestnut Street, Carbondale, IL.

In addition to the permanent location, now through January 7, 2022, additional drop-off locations will be available for holiday light recycling.

Look for the collection bin at these locations:

Jackson County Health Department (inside front & back buildings)
415 Health Department Road, Murphysboro, IL
Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

City of Murphysboro Administrative Building
1101 Walnut Street, Murphysboro, IL
Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Carbondale Public Library
405 West Main Street, Carbondale, IL
Mon. – Thurs., 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun., 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Types of lights accepted include: mini-lights, C7 and C9 bulbs, rope lights, LED lights, and extension cords of any length. Residents should remove any tinsel, garland or other decorative items from the light sets before they are dropped off. The lights are shipped to a registered recycling facility where components are broken down for recycling into various new products.

Items not accepted include: household light bulbs, compact fluorescent lamps, floodlights or fluorescent tubes.

Also, when buying new holiday lights, consider purchasing LED lights, they are 85% more efficient than traditional light bulbs and last longer.

For more information contact the Jackson County Health Department 618-684-3143, ext. 128 or visit www.RecycleJacksonCounty.org.

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