DeKalb County’s Holiday Lights Recycling Drive


Year after year residents find themselves testing bulbs and replacing fuses. When that does not work, the lights often end up in the garbage. With this program, DeKalb County can divert all holiday lights from the landfill, as recycled goods. One strand of lights may seem as though it does not help, but even these small contributions help reduce waste going into the landfill.

This year the DeKalb County Health Department’s Holiday Light Program will be a hybrid program with residents able to drop off their holiday lights and extension cords items at the DeKalb County Health Department or the DeKalb County Farm Bureau from November 28, 2022 to January 31, 2023. Additionally, the public can continue take these items to DeKalb Iron and Metal Company (DIMCO) or Zimmerman Recycling in DeKalb directly year-round, at their convenience.

Residents can drop off their non-working holiday lights at the location’s listed during regular operating hours:

Dekalb County Health Department
2550 North Annie Glidden Rd, DeKalb, IL. 60115

Phone: (815) 748-2408

Monday – Friday 8:00AM–4:30PM
November 28, 2022 to January 31, 2023

Dekalb County Farm Bureau
1350 W Prairie Dr, Sycamore, IL 60178

Phone: (815) 756-8600

Monday- Friday 8:00AM–4:30PM
November 28, 2022 to January 31, 2023

Dekalb Iron & Metal, LLC
900 Oak St., DeKalb, IL. 60115

Phone: (815) 758-2458

Monday – Friday 7:30AM–4:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM–12:00PM

Zimmerman Recycling
301 Industrial Dr., DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: (815) 756-8600

Monday- Friday 7:00AM–4:30PM
Saturday 7:00AM–2:00PM

For more information about The Holiday Lights Recycling Program, please call 815-748-2408 or email

Holiday Lights Press Release 2021