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Recycle your Christmas lights

Recycle your Christmas lights

Don’t chuck those old Christmas Lights in the garbage! Recycling programs exist across the Regional District for all lighting equipment and bulbs.

Christmas tree lights contain valuable recyclable metal wire. Year-round, you can recycle lamps, light strings, flashlights and any type of light bulb at the T-2 Market Bottle Depot in Oliver and the Osoyoos Bottle Depot. The Oliver and landfill will also accept all lighting equipment and bulbs. For more information on this recycling program, visit

After recycling your old incandescent Christmas lights, replace them with new LED light strings. LED light strings last ten times longer, use up to 90 per cent less power and reduce the risk of fire.

If you have any questions, please contact the RDOS Solid Waste Department at 250-490-4129, toll free 1-877-610-3737 ext. 4129, by e-mail at or visit


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