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Recycle String Christmas Lights and Cardboard Boxes this Holiday Season

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Tom Hand call on residents to recycle their old string Christmas lights and cardboard boxes this holiday season. Recycling cardboard boxes is even more important this year as shoppers flocked to the internet rather than malls to do the majority of their shopping during the global pandemic. Additionally, for the first time in history, the Town of Oyster Bay will recycle string Christmas lights if bundled and left beside collection bins. Collection of the lights will take place through January 8, 2021.

Supervisor Saladino stated, “You can help protect the environment by recycling string Christmas lights and cardboard boxes. Leave these items curbside on your regular recycling collection day. The Town of Oyster Bay is committed to being a regional recycling leader and I thank our residents in advance for helping us reach that goal.”

“This holiday season, as you’re unwrapping and unpacking boxes and containers, remember that many, if not all of those items can be put out with your recyclables, which will directly translate to taxpayer savings while protecting our environment,” Councilman Hand added.

For more information about recycling, visit or call (516) 677-5745.

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