NEWSBRIEF: Holiday Light drop-off locations

Now in its fifth season, ProAct, a nonprofit serving people with disabilities, continues the “Holiday Lights Recycling” effort in conjunction with several cities in a wide metro area. The program also recycles electrical, phone and appliance cords and now offers 32 drop-off locations. The program ends the first week of February 2019.

 Drop-off locations and ProAct cannot accept cord adapters, battery packs, plastic rope lights, CFL lights, light fixtures, trees and garland. Anything that is pre-lit needs the light strands removed from the item and the item disposed of separately by the consumer.

ProAct has grown the recycling effort each of the last five years, with more than 7 tons of material collected last season.  All the work and income from the processed material will benefit individuals with disabilities in its programs. Drop off locations serviced by ProAct include:


Inver Grove Heights

• ACE Hardware & Paint, 3098 65th St. E.

• City of Inver Grove Heights, 8150 Barbara Ave.

• Inver Grove Veterans Memorial Community Center, 

8055 Barbara Ave. E.

Mendota Heights

• Mendota Heights City Hall, 1101 Victoria Curve


South St. Paul

• City of South St. Paul, 125 Third Ave. N.


West St. Paul

• City of West St. Paul, 1616 Humboldt Ave.

• Dakota County Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota 

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