Christmas Lights Alternative ways to recycle Hazardous Waste Curbside Trash E-Waste If your Christmas tree lights are LEDs, please take to the HHW facility. Accepted as E-waste at the El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center, but not at the Richmond facility. Can go in trash if unable to bring to El Cerrito. Alternative Ways to Recycle Online Trade-In Programs The online store Holiday LEDs will give you a 15 percent off coupon for mailing in your old lights to be recycled. Christmas Light Source will give you 10 percent off a purchase of new lights for mailing yours in, and donate recycling proceeds to the Dallas/Fort Worth Toys for Tots Foundation. Polygroup's Christmas Recycling Program Recycle with Polygroup’s Christmas Recycling Program. Ship them your old Christmas lights, extension cords and artificial trees, and they will upcycle them into products like bubble wrap and plastic bags. Ways to Reduce Switch to LED LED Christmas lights use 80 percent less energy and can last up to 20 years. If you want to be able to replace individual lights, make sure to choose strings with removable bulbs.