Recycling old lights.

Mark_M

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I've had this large box of old LED strings sitting around. These are lights I once used and now have no place for.
There are LED strings with some corroded out, small bits of strings, LED strip and solar panels.

Corroded strings will likely go straight into the e-waste bin.

What do you do to recycle these?
I hate seeing things go into the bin, but I have no use for them.

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christmasdave

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You got me curious ans I found this:
Can Christmas fairy lights be recycled?

These can't go in the recycling bin because they're electronic. And because they're long and stringy, they get caught in the conveyer belts at recycling stations. But they can be recycled as e-waste.


Most Australian councils have a regular system for e-waste recycling such as booked kerbside collections or dedicated drop-off days, such as The City of Sydney's Recycle it Saturday
 

Mark_M

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You got me curious ans I found this:
I've always presumed these could go into the E-waste collections down here. I just wonder if anyone has good uses for old lights rather than sending for recycling.

I probably should just let go and put them all into e-waste. :confused:
 

i13

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I hold onto a few so that I can salvage individual LEDs when I need to solder in a replacement on other strings that are still in use.
 
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