Holiday Light Recycling Drive Taking Place in Saginaw County

MidMichigan Waste Authority is gearing up for another holiday light recycling drive.

Starting Tuesday, December 1 through January 15, anyone wanting to get rid of old holiday lights can drop them off at several locations in the authority’s service area. All sizes, styles and colors of indoor and outdoor string lights can be donated. Only string lights, not other lighted holiday decorations, can be accepted.

The lights will be processed by Rifkin Scrap Metal and Iron, a local company that will send the constituent materials to a processor. The refined materials will then move on to manufacturers to be used in new products. Rifkin is providing a rebate for the lights, with all proceeds going to the CAN (Child Abuse and Neglect) Council of the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Residents should not place holiday lights in their recycling bins or cans at home, as they are not an item accepted through the MMWA curbside recycling program.

Drop off locations include:

  • Bridgeport Twp Governmental Center
    6740 Dixie Highway, Bridgeport
  • The CAN Council
    1311 N Michigan Ave, Saginaw
  • Kochville Twp Office
    5851 Mackinaw Rd, Saginaw
  • Mid Michigan Waste Authority
    2063 S Miller Rd, Saginaw
  • Richland Twp Administrative Office
    1180 N Hemlock Rd, Hemlock
  • Saginaw Twp Dept of Public Services
    4870 Shattuck Rd, Saginaw
  • Charles Public Library
    132 S Saginaw St, St. Charles
  • Thomas Twp Public Safety Building
    8215 Shields Dr, Saginaw
  • Tittabawassee Twp Park
    (during Freeland Light Show)
    9200 Midland Rd, Freeland
  • Wheeler Twp Office
    8510 E Monroe Rd, Wheeler
  • Zilwaukee City Administration Building
    319 Tittabawassee Rd, Saginaw

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