How to recycle Christmas tree lights
Christmas lights or fairy lights are classed as small electrical items and should be recycled at a household waste recycling centre and should not be put into your bag or bin for non-recyclable waste.
Some local councils collect small electricals as part of their recycling collections and may also provide special collection bins at other sites too, e.g. supermarket car parks.
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Any items that have a plug, use batteries, need charging or have a picture of a crossed-out wheelie bin on, are known as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
These items should not be sent to landfill and can be recycled at household waste recycling centres and selected retailers. Some local councils also collect small electrical items as part of their kerbside collection.