Recycle String Lights and Other Holiday E-Waste
Dec 06, 2022
Discarded electronics continues to be one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. Electronics remain a popular gift during the holiday season, so SWACO is reminding families that buying refurbished electronics, as well as recycling and donating ones no longer in use, is easy to do and good for the environment.
E-Waste, or electronic waste, encompasses virtually any item that utilizes an electric cord and that has become outdated, unwanted or broken. This can include everything from small personal items like smartphones and tablets to TVs and other household items like washers and dryers, microwaves and refrigerators.
“More than 40% of what is thrown out in Franklin County, including e-Waste, could easily be diverted from the landfill through programs available today,” said Hanna Greer-Brown, Communications Manager for SWACO. “Central Ohioans have many convenient options available to them to give new life to the electronics they no longer want or need.”
Year-Round Electronic Drop-Off Locations
Blendon Township Government Complex at 6350 Hempsted Rd. Westerville, OH E-Waste | Blendon Township, OH (blendontwp.org)
Jackson Township Administration Office 3756 Hoover Rd. Grove City, OH. Services Provided – Jackson Township (jacksontwp.org)
Dublin Service Center located at 6555 Shier-Rings Rd. Recycle Your E-waste – City of Dublin, Ohio, USA (dublinohiousa.gov)
Upper Arlington Public Service Center located at 4100 Roberts Rd. Upper Arlington, OH Solid Waste Services – City of Upper Arlington (upperarlingtonoh.gov)
Worthington Department of Service and Engineering located at 380 Highland Ave. Worthington, OH Other Wastes | Worthington, OH – Official Website
* The City of Columbus will host an Electronics Recycling Drop-off on Saturday, Dec. 31, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Division of Refuse Collection facility located at 2100 Alum Creek Dr., Columbus, OH. Cardboard, non-perishable food and gently used clothing will also be accepted. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Visit Recycling Locations | Recycle Right for a full list of electronic drop-off locations.
Seasonal Holiday Lights Recycling Programs
- Plain Township Fire Department located at 9500 Johnstown Rd. Recycle Your Holiday Lights! Keep our environment merry and bright! | Plain Township, Franklin County, Ohio
- Dublin Service Center located at 6555 Shier-Rings Rd. Recycle Your E-waste – City of Dublin, Ohio, USA (dublinohiousa.gov)
- Grove City – Several locations Holiday Light Collection – Grove City, Ohio (grovecityohio.gov)
- New Albany Village Hall located at 99 W. Main St. Recycle Your Holiday Lights! Keep our environment merry and bright! | Plain Township, Franklin County, Ohio
- Upper Arlington Municipal Services Center located at 3600 Tremont Rd. Solid Waste Services – City of Upper Arlington (upperarlingtonoh.gov)
- Westerville Electric Division (WED) accepting strands of holiday lights in exchange for LED light bulbs at the Electric Division, 139 E. Broadway Ave. Westerville, OH Holiday Light Recycling | City of Westerville, OH