Got broken or unwanted holiday lights? City agency will gladly take them

Nov 23, 2021

Many folks will spend this weekend putting up holiday decorations and if you find that your indoor or outdoor lights no longer work or you just don’t want them anymore, Lexington’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works will take them off your hands. WUKY’s Alan Lytle has details.


Credit lexingtonky.gov

The agency is partnering with businesses across the community to host its fourth annual holiday lights collection drive.

Residents can drop off broken or unwanted string lights, rope lights, and electric candles at collection sites throughout the city. You can also drop off extension cords, timers, light sensors, power strips, and other small electronics.

And by the way the city says electronics, including holiday lights, should never go in recycling carts or recycling dumpsters. They cause damage to equipment at the Recycle Center and put employees at risk.

Collection bins will be placed at locations all over town through January 16th. 

Participating partners include:

  • A Cup of Common Wealth – 105 Eastern Ave. 
  • Cabela’s – 1510 Conservation Way
  • Chocolate Holler – 400 Old Vine St. 
  • Crank & Boom – 1210 Manchester St. & 3101 Clays Mill Road #301 
  • Good Foods Co-op – 455 Southland Dr. 
  • Government Center – 200 E. Main St.
  • Johns Run/Walk – 317 S. Ashland Ave. & 3735 Palomar Centre Dr. 
  • Lexington Senior Center –  195 Life Lane
  • Most Valuable Pets – 921 Beaumont Centre Pkwy #100
  • Pet Supplies Plus  – 4101 Tates Creek Center Drive
  • Pivot Brewing – 1400 Delaware Avenue
  • West Sixth Brewery – 501 W Sixth St.
  • Wild Birds Unlimited  –  152 N Locust Hill Dr.

Lights can also be taken year-round directly to the Electronics Recycling Center, located at 1306 Versailles Road.