Holiday Recycling

Holiday Trees

Holiday trees will be picked up by your hauler at no additional charge on your garbage day during the first two full weeks in January.

Holiday Lights

Do you have a light on the tree that won't light on one side? Perhaps you’re making the switch to energy efficient LED holiday lights. Either way, recycle your old lights.

Recycle Your Holidays™ is a statewide holiday light recycling program. Drop off unwanted light strings at any of our 450+ participating locations during the holiday season starting through the end of January, including the following locations in White Bear Lake:

  • White Bear Lake City Hall
  • White Bear Lake Sports Center

Ramsey County Household Hazardous Waste year-around site accepts holiday lights throughout the year.

The program is a partnership between the Recycling Association of Minnesota, WCCO, Great River Energy, Ace Hardware stores, and CERTS (Clean Energy Resource Teams). It employs over 200 individuals with disabilities at vocational centers throughout Minnesota. Every part of the strand is dismantled by vocational center clients and properly recycled locally.