Media Release

Holiday Lights Collection and Recycling

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 5:00 PM

Holiday Lights Collection and Recycling​ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – 150 million strings of holiday lights are purchased each year, and many of them eventually end up in a landfill. Residents can now recycle unwanted or broken strings of holiday lights free of charge at the five Alachua County Rural Collection Centers, the Leveda Brown Environmental Park, and Alachua County Public Works.

String lights, broken or unwanted cables, and cords should be brought to the following collections points:

The Rural Collection Centers- Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Alachua/High Springs (16929 N.W. US Hwy 441)
Archer (19401 S.W. Archer Road)
Fairbanks (9920 N.E. Waldo Road)
North Central (10714 N. SR 121)
Phifer (11700 S.E. Hawthorne Road)

Leveda Brown Environmental Park- Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (5115 N.E. 63rd Ave.)

Alachua County Public Works- Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (5620 N.W. 120th Lane)

For more information, contact the Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives at 352-374-5213.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).