From our mailbag:
Just wondering how i might recycle old christmas lights? (C9 size)
Thanks for your question! A few moments on Google showed that these are the familiar strings of holiday lights.
Sorry, none of our Montgomery County, MD, recycling programs accept these light strings. If the strings are broken, please dispose of them in your regular household trash.
If they still work, consider offering them on your local Freecycle Network group for reuse. Lots of Christmas lights have already exchanged hands, and yours are likely to find a new home in short order as well. That's even better than reycling them!