The Holidays sure were fun, but the beginning of a new year triggers the beginning of a recycling nightmare. Every year your hauler continues to see the same trash end up on their conveyor belts. Items like string lights get stuck in the machinery, slow down the process and even cause equipment damage. It takes a special system to sort through old electrical cords and holiday lights, systems that your local hauler doesn’t have. But that doesn’t mean that lights should be tossed curbside and head to the landfill. What can you do instead? Well, many communities have you covered. Look for events in your area intended to gather old electric cords and holiday lights. These events can be organized by local clubs, the City or home improvement stores like Lowes and Home Depot.