Holiday Lights Recycling Drive

Don't let dead bulbs dim your holiday spirit. Cohen partners with local parks to make it simple to recycle your unwanted or broken lights.

How do I recycle my lights?

Cohen has partnered with two local public parks organizations to make it simple for area residents to recycle their broken or unwanted lights. Donation drop-off points at these parks will be available from November 1 to February 1.

Important: Please take your boxes and bags back home with you, and leave only the lights! Boxes, bags, and bins take up space and make it more difficult to process the lights for recycling. We appreciate your help in streamlining the process!

Great Parks of Hamilton County

Cincinnati area residents can take their lights to any one of these six Great Parks locations to be recycled. A valid Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the parks. Cost for residents of Hamilton County: $10 annual/$3 daily; other visitors: $15 annual/$5 daily. Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Fernbank Park are cooperative ventures with the City of Cincinnati; a Motor Vehicle Permit is not required.

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve
Inside entrance to Ellenwood Nature Barn – open dawn to dusk
3455 Poole Road Cincinnati, OH 45239

Glenwood Gardens
Cotswold Visitor Center – one bin inside (business hours only), one outside (dawn to dusk)
10397 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH 45215

Miami Whitewater Forest
Outside the Visitor Center, dawn to dusk
9001 Mt. Hope Road Harrison, OH 45030

Sharon Woods
In foyer of Sharon Centre, open dawn to dusk
11450 Lebanon Road Sharonville, OH 45241

Winton Woods
At entrance to Winton Centre, open dawn to dusk
10245 Winton Road Cincinnati, OH 45231

Woodland Mound
Seasongood Nature Center
Visitors may leave lights by entrance if facility is closed
8250 Old Kellogg Road Cincinnati, OH 45255

New this year! Five Rivers MetroParks

Dayton area residents can take their lights to any one of these six MetroParks locations to be recycled.

2nd Street Market
600 E. Second St. Dayton, OH 45402
Thurs.-Fri., 11 AM-3 PM
Sat., 8 AM-3 PM, Live music 10 AM-1 PM
Sun., 11 AM-3 PM (June-Dec.)
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark
1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton, OH 45414
8 AM – 8 PM
Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day

Wesleyan MetroPark – Adventure Central
2222 N. James H. McGee Blvd. Dayton, OH 45417
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Carriage Hill MetroPark
7800 E. Shull Rd., Dayton, OH 45424
Tues.-Sun., 12 – 4 PM
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Sugarcreek MetroPark
4178 Conference Rd., Bellbrook, OH 45305
8 AM-8 PM
Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day

Possum Creek MetroPark
4790 Frytown Rd., Dayton, OH 45417
8 AM – 8 PM
Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day

Don’t have access to a park?

All Cohen Recycling Centers accept lights for recycling year-round.
Find your nearest recycling center and hours.