Christmas Lights Recycling Program Results in Over Half a Ton of Lights Recycled


DUBOIS COUNTY -- The second annual Christmas light recycling program in Dubois County was a great success, with 1,096 pounds of Christmas lights recycled at the Rural King and SWMD Process Center drop off locations in December and January. This is the second year in a row that a half ton of light strands were diverted from the landfill through this program.

“We are very pleased, and excited to get those strands of lights recycled. Recycling is part of a circular economy and helps our local one!” states Carla Striegel-Winner, director of Dubois County Solid Waste District, the agency that oversees the program.  

The Solid Waste District does plan on offering the program again next season.

This recycling program was in cooperation with Jasper Salvage, Jasper Rural King and the Dubois County Solid Waste District. For more info on other programs offered by the District, Residents may go to , visit the Facebook page, or call 812-482-7865.