The Village of Algonquin, IL

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Algonquin to Host Holiday Light Recycling

As we begin decorating for the holiday season, you may find some unusable strings of holiday lights with your decorations. The Village of Algonquin, in cooperation with Elgin Recycling, will be offering holiday light recycling beginning Monday, November 21 through Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Ganek Municipal Center, 2200 Harnish Drive. The collection period has been extended for those who would like to recycle their holiday lights after this season. A container for your unusable or unwanted lights will be available in the Ganek Municipal Center lobby during normal business hours.

Lights that will be accepted for this program are: Mini-lights (or Italian lights), C7 lights, C9 lights, rope lights, LED lights, extension cords, etc. All colors and lengths will be accepted. Garland, live greens, wreaths or other non-recyclables are not accepted in this program. Elgin Recycling ( will recycle the lights collected at Ganek Municipal Center and help Algonquin reduce waste sent to landfills.

Please note that household light bulbs, floodlights, compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), or fluorescent bulbs will not be accepted.

Additionally, Groot will offer free curbside collection of Christmas trees from January 6 to January 28 on your regular collection day.  Please visit for guidelines on disposal.