HOLIDAY LIGHTS RECYCLING EVENT

The largest lights drop-off in the region!

THE 2023-24 HOLIDAY LIGHTS RECYCLING EVENT HAS WRAPPED UP

Each winter, Cohen partners with local organizations for our annual holiday lights recycling event to make it simple for area residents to recycle their unwanted or non-working decorative lights. This year’s collection period ended on February 1, 2024. Check back soon for this year’s totals!

All kinds of string lights are accepted during this event, including traditional and LED-style bulbs. Other electric holiday yard decorations, such as a projector or the motor on an inflatable character, may be recycled at a Cohen Recycling Center – visit the Find a Location page and call ahead for more information on recycling these items.

Did you miss the event? You can still recycle your lights at a Cohen Recycling Center, any time of year. We are open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (closed on holidays).

LIGHTS ONLY:

No BOXES, BAGS, or batteries

You can help streamline the recycling process by including ONLY lights (no other recyclables or scrap), removing any batteries, and taking your boxes, bags and other containers back with you. 

While Cohen can and does recycle other electronics, wires, and batteries, string lights must be processed separately. Putting household electronics and especially batteries in with your lights could create a safety risk for our staff. Please consider taking them to a Cohen Recycling Center instead.

We appreciate your help!

Holiday Lights Recycling Locations

GREAT PARKS OF HAMILTON COUNTY:

6 LOCATIONS

FIVE RIVERS METROPARKS:

7 LOCATIONS

MORE PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS

OHIO – METROPARKS OF BUTLER COUNTY

Voice of America MetroPark
7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH  45069

Rentschler Forest MetroPark – Reigart Road Area
5701 Reigart Road, Fairfield Township, OH  45011

Forest Run MetroPark – Timberman Ridge Area
1976 Timberman Road, Hamilton, OH 45013

Elk Creek MetroPark – Meadow Ridge Area
5101 Circle Parkway, Middletown OH 45042

Visit MetroParks of Butler County at yourmetroparks.net 

OHIO – Centerville-Washington Twp Parks

Activity Center Park – Park Headquarters
221 North Main Street Centerville, OH 45459

Bill Yeck Park – Smith House
2330 East Centerville-Station Road, Centerville, OH 45459

Park Operations Building
354 Congress Park Drive, Centerville OH 45459

Schoolhouse Park
1875 Nutt Road, Centerville, OH 45458

Grant Park – Kennard Nature Nook
6588 McEwen Road, Dayton, OH 45459

Iron Horse Park
6161 Millshire Drive, Dayton, OH 45459

OHIO – MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Miamisburg City Public Works
600 North Main St., Miamisburg, OH 45342

Miamisburg Municipal Court
10 North First St., Miamisburg, OH 45342

OHIO – WARREN COUNTY

Warren County Administration Building
406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036

Armco Park
1223 OH-741, Lebanon, OH 45036

Landen Deerfield Park
2258 US -22, Maineville, OH 45039

Deerfield Township Administration Office
4900 Parkway Drive, Deerfield Township, OH 45040

Deerfield Township Fire Station #57
3435 US Route 22 & 3, Deerfield Township, OH 45140

Mason Community Center
6050 Mason Montgomery Rd., Mason, OH 45040

Springboro Admin Building
320 W. Central Ave. Springboro, OH 45066

Springboro Performing Arts Center (PAC)
115 Wright Station Way, Springboro, OH 45066

Hamilton Township Administration Building
7780 S. State Route 48,  Maineville, OH 45039

City of Franklin
1 Benjamin Franklin Way, Franklin, OH 45005

Lebanon City Building
50 South Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036

NEW! City of South Lebanon
10 N. High St., South Lebanon, OH 45065

OHIO – CLERMONT COUNTY

Shor Park
4659 Tealtown Road Milford, OH 45150

Clermont County Fairgrounds, Agricultural Service Center
1000 Locust St. Owensville, OH 45160

Clermont County Water Resources
4400 Haskell Lane Batavia, OH 45103

Sycamore Park
4082 State Route 132, Batavia OH 45103

Pierce Township
950 Locust Corner Rd, Cincinnati OH 45245

Cincinnati Nature Center
Rowe Woods Visitor Center
4949 Tealtown Road Milford, OH 45150

Long Branch Farm & Trails 
6926 Gaynor Rd, Goshen, OH 45122
(CNC Members Only)

Chilo Lock 34 Park
Visitor Center 
521 County Park Rd., Chilo, OH 45112

KENTUCKY – CAMPBELL COUNTY

Campbell County Administration Building, 1st Floor Lobby
1098 Monmouth Street Newport, KY 41071

Campbell County Clerk’s Office, Upper Level Entrance
8330 W Main Street, Alexandria, KY 41001

Campbell County Public Library – Newport Branch
901 E 6th Street, Newport, KY 41071

Campbell County Public Library – Ft. Thomas Branch
100 Highland Ave., Ft. Thomas, KY 41075

Campbell County Public Library – Alexandria Branch
8333 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001

Campbell County Public Library – Cold Spring Branch
3290 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076

KENTUCKY – KENTON COUNTY

Covington City Hall
20 West Pike Street, Covington, KY 41011
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Covington Fire Department – Station 5 
1255 Hands Pike, Covington, KY 41017
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday

Center for Great Neighborhoods
321 West 12th Street, Covington, KY 41011
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday 
9am – 12pm Saturday

Historic Kenton County Courthouse
5272 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051

Kenton County Administrative Building
1840 Simon Kenton Way, Covington, KY 41011

Kenton County Public Works
420 Independence Station Rd., Independence, KY 41051

City of Independence – Lobby
5272 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051

City of Ft. Mitchell
2355 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell

City of Edgewood
385 Dudley Road, Edgewood

City of Ft. Wright
9 Kyles Ln, Fort Wright, KY 41011

NEW! City of Erlanger
505 Commonwealth Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018

NEW! City of Taylor Mill
5225 Taylor Mill Rd., Taylor Mill, KY 41015

KENTUCKY – BOONE COUNTY

Boone County Public Works Office
5645 Idlewild Road, Burlington, KY 41005

Boone County Conservation District
6028 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington, KY 41005

CAN'T GET TO A DROP-OFF POINT? COLLECTING LIGHTS ON YOUR OWN?

All Cohen Recycling Centers accept lights for recycling year-round. If you would like the value of your lights to be donated to one of the partner organizations above, just say so at the payment window and we will add your lights to their collection total. 

Find your nearest recycling center and hours.

DID YOU KNOW?

String lights are graded as No. 4 Copper scrap because they also contain non-metals.

WASTE NOT

Americans generate an additional 7 million pounds of waste between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.

GROVER CLEVELAND

was the first U.S. President to have a Christmas tree lit by electric lights.