From the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency website dmaswa.org
Recycle Those Old Holiday Lights!
Holiday lights contain materials such as copper, glass, and various plastics. During the recycling process these materials are removed and sold so that manufacturers can make use of these materials to make new products.
November 15 through January 15 unwanted holiday lights can be dropped off in marked containers outside the City of Dubuque Municipal Services Center at 925 Kerper Court, at the Carnegie Stout Public Library, and the Dubuque County Library District Asbury Branch.
Unwanted holiday lights and all other consumer electronics can be recycled year-round at the Regional Collection Center at the Landfill. To schedule an appointment for dropping off electronics and holiday lights at the landfill, visit www.dmaswa.org.