DENVER (CBS4)– As you’re putting up your Christmas lights, you’re bound to find some strands that don’t work. But don’t throw them away!

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Denver Recycles is collecting those old strands that don’t work anymore. People can drop off those lights at the Cherry Creek Recycling Center near Quebec Street.

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The recycling program runs through Jan. 19, 2019.

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While the city wants people to recycle, there are certain things they cannot accept.

  • Accepted for Recycling: Incandescent, LED, and “icicle” light strings with wires and attached bulbs; all packaging material and bags must be removed from light strands before they can be recycled.
  • Not Accepted for Recycling: Bubble (liquid-filled) and neon lights

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City officials add holiday lights will only be accepted for recycling at Denver’s Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-Off, and they cannot be placed in Denver Recycles purple carts or in other companies’ standard recycling bins.

LINK: Denver Recycles

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