Dec 2, 2021, 14:25 PM by Jennifer McCommons



Lafayette, LA – The Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) Environmental Quality Division is accepting old Christmas lights for recycling. The wire and plastic will be recycled to make new products. “We are very happy to partner with EMR Southern Recycling to offer this disposal option for Christmas lights. Not only can new products be made from these materials­­ but this program keeps them out of landfills,” LCG Environmental Quality Manager Bess Foret said.

Lights can be dropped off in a recycling bin in the Robicheaux Recreation Center parking lot located at 1919 Eraste Landry Road in Lafayette. The bin will be available to residents beginning Friday, December 3 through January.

Remember, Christmas lights DO NOT go into your curbside recycling bin and can only be recycled through EMR Southern Recycling. When dropping off at the Robicheaux Center, please avoid packaging, plastic, and Styrofoam.