Recycle Those Old Holiday Lights

The Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency is working with area partners to offer drop off locations for residents to recycle unwanted holiday lights. This is the fourth year for the program and over 8000 pounds of lights have been recycled.

Unwanted holiday lights can be dropped off in marked containers at the following locations from November 1 through January 15:

Outside the City of Dubuque Municipal Services Center, 925 Kerper Court (next to the Public entrance doors)

Carnegie Stout Public Library, 360 West 11th St.

Dubuque County Library Asbury Branch, 5290 Grand Meadow Dr.

Unwanted holiday lights and all electronics can be recycled year-round at the landfill. At this time, appointments are required for electronics brought to the landfill. To schedule an appointment for dropping off electronics and holiday lights at the landfill, visit

For more information call the Landfill at 563-557-8220.

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