Recycle Old Holiday Decorations

Wondering what to do with your broken, tangled strings of lights?  Have you switched to LED lights this year? The University of Wisconsin – Extension in Fond du Lac County has identified several places you can take those lights you no longer need. Some even pay a small amount per pound of wire.

The following businesses in Fond du Lac accept strings for proper disposal if the bulbs are removed, especially older, thumb-sized bulbs:

American Auto Iron & Metal, W6811 County Trunk OOO (923-6602)
Aronson’s – wire only (remove bulb) Located at:  513 Fond du Lac St., Waupun
(920) 923-5246
Goodwill – Located at:  904 S. Main St. (920) 923-5246
Habitat for Humanity (Restore) Located at:  65 W Scott St (920) 921-2893
Ironman Metals – (920) 210-7000 – Waupun for nearest pick-up or drop-off location.
Lowe’s – Located at:  1075 N. Washburn St., Oshkosh.  (920) 232-7423
(Through the month of December only)
Marcoe’s, 232 Morris Circle; near Pioneer (929-8666) 5 cents per pound
Packer Street Recycling, 239 Packer St., North of Johnson (921-3118) Wire only preferred (5 cents per pound or 50 cents per pound if you remove bulbs)
Sadoff Iron & Metal, 240 W Arndt (921-2070) Don’t have to remove bulbs
(920) 921-2070 (20 cents per pound)

For more information on recycling Styrofoam, plastic bags, CFL light bulbs, appliances, and other household items, visit or call UW-Extension at 920/929-3173.