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Holiday lights recycling drive to last through February

DeKALB – To prevent used holiday lights from ending up in landfills, the DeKalb County Health Department will be partnering with the DeKalb Iron and Metal Co. for the Holiday Lights Recycling Program.

The program, in its seventh year, will run through Feb. 2. All string lights and extension cords are accepted.

Residents can drop off their old lights at 10 locations during their regular operating hours: DeKalb County Health Department, DeKalb Park District Sports and Rec Center, Sandwich Public Library, Sycamore Center, DeKalb County Legislative Center, DeKalb County Farm Bureau, Village Hall of Waterman, city of Sandwich building, city of DeKalb Municipal Building and the Kishwaukee Family YMCA.

Last year, about 2,000 pounds of holiday lights were collected.

For information, call Michelle Gibson with the DeKalb County Health Department at 815-748-2408 or email recyclemailbox@dekalbcounty.org.

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