Great Parks of Hamilton County is working again with Cohen Recycling to accept unwanted and broken holiday lights for recycling this holiday season. The lights will be diverted from local landfills to be used for a new purpose, helping to advance Great Parks’ mission to preserve and protect natural resources.
The Holiday Lights Recycling program runs from Dec. 1, 2021, until Feb. 1, 2022.
String lights that hold both LED and traditional bulbs can be dropped off for recycling in marked bins in the following locations:
- Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve at the Ellenwood Nature Barn, 3455 Pool Rd., Cincinnati
- Glenwood Gardens at the Gatehouse, 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati
- Miami Whitewater Forest at the Visitor Center, 9001 Mt. Hope Rd., Harrison
- Winton Woods at Winton Centre, 10245 Winton Rd., Cincinnati
- Woodland Mound at Seasongood Nature Center, 8250 Old Kellogg Rd., Cincinnati
- Sharon Woods at Sharon Centre, 11450 Lebanon Rd., Sharonville
At Sharon Woods, a receptacle bin will be positioned at the admission tent for the Holiday in Lights drive-through event for convenient drop-off from cars.
In 2020–2021, more than 15,700 pounds of lights were recycled through Great Parks.
Only lights, and not other recyclable materials, will be accepted at Great Parks locations. Guests are requested not to leave behind any bags or boxes used to carry the lights into the parks.