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Christmas Light Strings

Christmas Light Strings
Christmas light strings are managed through the province-wide LightRecycle product stewardship program. A full list of what is accepted and free depot locations is available on their website.
Strings with light bulbs removed are also accepted for recycling as scrap metal at metal recycling facilities.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Replace light strings only when no longer in working order and replace bulbs instead of going for a new look.

Donate strings that still work or offer them for free online through social media or an online classifieds service. 

Not all facilities listed below are part of the provincial program and may charge a fee for drop off. Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.

Facilities

  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Avenue
    Victoria
    250.474.5145

  • Bottle Depot - Glanford

    4261 Glanford
    Victoria
    250.727.7480

  • Brentwood Auto & Metal Recyclers

    7481 West Saanich Road
    Saanichton
    250.665.7282

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Island Return It, Esquimalt

    935 Ellery
    Victoria
    250.381.1482

  • Island Return It, Sidney

    5-10025 Galaran Road
    Sidney
    250.655.4878

  • London Drugs

    All locations in the capital region

  • ReStore - Habitat for Humanity Uptown

    3311H Oak Street
    Victoria
    250.386.7867

  • Schnitzer - Victoria

    307 David Street
    Victoria
    250.381.5865

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.



    250.642.3646

  • The Environmental Story

    Light strings make those festive times magical but the relative low cost means this cabling of pvc and copper wire is all too often dumped for a new look. Like drink yokes, these sturdy strings can harm scavenging wildlife who get tangled up in search of food.