Christmas lights and decorative string lights are recyclable and some places might even pay you a small amount to recycle them. If they’re still working and you just no longer want them try selling or donating them on an online marketplace such as Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, OfferUp etc. You can also donate them to a local thrift store.
Where to recycle your old holiday lights list:
McLendon Hardware is a drop-off location. They have store locations in Kent, Puyallup, Renton, Sumner, Tacoma, White Center, and Woodinville.
The South King Tool Library in Federal Way has a holiday light recycling drop off until January 19th. The drop off location is open Monday-Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. They’re located in Federal Way. Find all the details on their website.
UpTekk Recycling in Auburn accepts Christmas lights for recycling for free.
West Seattle Recycling recycles Christmas lights throughout the year. They might pay cash for some holiday lights but you usually need quite a few.