HOLIDAY LIGHTS RECYCLING EVENT

Cohen makes it simple to recycle your unwanted or non-working decorative lights. Join us and our local partners this year in keeping lights out of landfills and reducing waste as you celebrate the holidays.

DROP OFF LIGHTS DEC 1 - FEB 1

Cohen has partnered 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. The 2020-2021 holiday season was brought us the most lights and the most participating locations ever! 

The 2020-21 event brought in 26,475 pounds of lights! 

The 2021-22 event begins collecting lights on Dec. 1. In the meantime, you can recycle string lights at any Cohen Recycling Center.

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.

Please, 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. We appreciate your help!

2021-2022 Holiday Lights Recycling Locations

GREAT PARKS OF HAMILTON COUNTY: 6 LOCATIONS

FIVE RIVERS METROPARKS: 7 LOCATIONS

OTHER PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS:

OHIO – 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

A valid Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the parks.

 
OHIO – CENTERVILLE/WASHINGTON TWP., MONTGOMERY COUNTY

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

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

Oak Grove Park – Dog Park
1790 East Social Row, Centerville, Ohio 45458

Park Operations Building

354 Congress Park Drive, Centerville Ohio 45459

Schoolhouse Park
1875 Nutt Road, Centerville, Ohio 45458

OHIO – GREENE COUNTY

Greene County Environmental Services
2145 Greene Way Blvd, Xenia, OH 45385

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

 
OHIO – CLERMONT COUNTY

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

Shor Park

4659 Tealtown Road Milford, OH 45150

Clermont County Soil & Water Conservation District

1000 Locust St. Owensville, OH 45160

Clermont County Water Resources
4400 Haskell Lane Batavia, OH 45103 

INDIANA – DEARBORN COUNTY

Dearborn County Recycling Center
10700 Prospect Lane, Aurora, IN 47001
dearborncountyrecycles.com

 
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

KENTUCKY – KENTON COUNTY

Covington City Hall

20 West Pike Street, Covington, KY 41011

Covington Fire Department – Station 5 

1255 Hands Pike, Covington, KY 41017

Center for Great Neighborhoods

321 West 12th Street, Covington, KY 41011

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

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

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

Boone County Library – Main Branch
1786 Burlington Pike, 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.