What to do with
Christmas tree lights
Any items that have a plug, use batteries, need charging or have a picture of a crossed out wheelie bin on, as below, are known as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
These items, including Christmas lights or fairy lights, should not be sent to landfill and can be recycled at a household waste recycling centre.
Some local authorities collect small electricals as part of their recycling collections and may also provide special collection bins at other sites too, e.g. supermarket car parks.
Our Recycling Locator tool can tell you where your nearest recycling locations are.