Whether you've put your Christmas lights up or you're going to, you're most likely going to find some broken strands. While it's easy to toss those broken and unwanted lights in the trash, you can actually recycle them right here in the Quad Cities. Trinity Lutheran Church in Moline is holding a Christmas Light Recycling Drive to dispose of broken Christmas lights properly.

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Nothing is more painful and frustrating than getting the Christmas lights out and untangling them for an hour to find out only half of the strand works. You can get those broken Christmas lights as far away from you as possible and dispose of them properly.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Moline is holding a Christmas Light Recycling Drive as part of their TerraCycle program through the 2021 holiday season. The drive began on November 21st, but between now and January 1st, 2022, you can bring in your old, broken, and/or unwanted strands of lights to Trinity Lutheran Church (1330 13th St, Moline) and drop them off to be recycled.

Church officials ask that the lights be placed in the blue bins located at the north entrance by the parking lot. Trinity Lutheran's goal this year is to recycle one ton of lights.

For any questions about Trinity Lutheran Church's Christmas Light Recycling Drive, contact Karen Neder at 309-517-6972 or via email a kneder@msn.com. The Christmas Light Recycling Drive is presented by TerraCycle Quad Cities, Trinity Lutheran Church, and the City of Moline. You can find more details at www.facebook.com/recycleqc.

Speaking of Christmas lights, after you get your lights up and you want to win cash for Lights Up The Quad Cities, submit a photo of your lit house by clicking here or the button below! If you have the most lit house, you could win $500 in cash from Upper Iowa University Quad Cities campus.

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