Where to recycle christmas lights in Pittsburgh (& by mail)

A list of hardware stores where you can drop off your lights for recycling

With the holidays and 2020 in the rearview mirror, the decorations are coming down. You’ve taken the tree to the curb, or better yet, to be recycled. Turns out you can recycle your old Christmas lights too!

I’ve started packing up the decorations and I have a few things that weren’t worth keeping. I was able to give away gift a few of the decorations that I decided not to keep in my neighborhood Buy Nothing group (if you aren’t familiar with Buy Nothing groups – check out our story here). And I was just about to put a strand of burnt out lights in the trash when I remembered that I saw a Last year, I noticed a collection box at Rollier’s Hardware in Mt. Lebanon.

Recycling Christmas Lights in Allegheny County

Here are some of the places where you can recycle Christmas lights in Pittsburgh

Baldwin // Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling

Address: 901 Horning Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Bethel Park // Miller’s Ace Hardware

Address: 3400 South Park Rd, Bethel Park, PA 15102

Lawrenceville // Busy Beaver

Address: 4743 Plummer St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

McCandles // Lowes

9051 St Simon Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Mt. Lebanon // Rollier’s Hardware

Address: 600 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228

South Park // Daniel’s Discount

Address: Daniel’s Hardware in the South Hills.

Wexford // Ace Hardware

Address: 11910 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 15090

Locations in Westmoreland County

Irwin // Busy Beaver

Address: 8800 Norwin Ave, Irwin, PA 15642


📦 Recycle your holiday lights by mail

There are 3 companies that you can mail your unwanted holiday lights to for recycling. You can mail your lights to any of these websites. All specialize in selling lights and will email you a coupon after they receive your lights for recycling.

  1. Holiday LEDS
  2. Environmental LEDS
  3. Christmas Lights Source 

What to do with lights that still work?

Have you tried your local Buy Nothing group yet? These groups offer a great way to gift your extra lights (and anything else) to your neighbors.


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