Officials Release Information on This Year's Christmas Lights Recycling Program


DUBOIS COUNTY -- Last season, Dubois County residents recycled over one thousand pounds of old Christmas lights, and the Dubois County Solid Waste District asks residents to recycle, rather than throw away, old strings of Christmas lights again this year.

From Monday, November 25 to Monday, January 13, Dubois County residents can recycle strands of old lights at the Solid Waste District Process Center and at the Jasper Rural King store during regular hours.

“Cardboard barrels will be provided just inside the Rural King entrance and we ask that residents just dump their strands of lights in the barrel without any bags or packaging,“ says Solid Waste District Director, Carla Striegel-Winner. “We had a great response from residents last year, and are very excited to be able to offer the program again this holiday season.”

The program accepts strands of electric lights only, not rigid frames such as yard shapes.

This recycling program is in cooperation with Jasper Salvage, Jasper Rural King and the Dubois County Solid Waste District. The District Process Center is located at 1103 S. 350 W., Jasper. Regular hours are 8 am to 1 pm Monday through Friday. Residents may call 812-482-7865 or email [email protected] for more information. The Jasper Rural King is located at 1920 Lube Way.