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Holiday lights can be recycled at these places

For many people the holidays are incomplete without festive strands of lights. But what can be done with those colorful lights once they stop working? Or what if you've bought new lights and don't need your old ones? The St Croix County Recycling Program in coordination with the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) brings you Recycle Your Holiday, a one-of-a-kind holiday light recycling program.

Drop off unwanted light strings at any of the 450-plus participating locations, including seven locations in St Croix County, during the holiday season through the end of January. Drop off locations in St Croix County:

--Hudson: The Purple Tree, 516 Second St., Suite 101.

--Baldwin: Gregerson Ace Hardware, 880 Cedar St.

--New Richmond: Doyle's Ace Hardware, 560 Deere Drive; New Richmond Utilities, 156 East First St.

--River Falls: Ace Hardware, 1163 N Main St.; City Hall, 222 Lewis St.; High School, 818 Cemetery Road.

RAM's holiday light recycling program employs over 200 individuals with disabilities at vocational centers throughout the state of Minnesota. Every part of the light strand is dismantled by vocational center clients and properly recycled.

For more information about this program call (715) 386-4675 or Program updates and general recycling information are available at and the Facebook page,