Cooking oil, holiday lights can be recycled
City offers recycling at drop-off sites
MADISON, Wis. — Madison residents can recycle cooking oil used on Thanksgiving and holiday lights and extension cords that might be coming out of storage in the coming weeks.
Residents who want to recycle cooking oil are asked to take the oil to collection tanks at one of two drop-off sites at 1501 W. Badger Rd. and 4602 Sycamore Ave. It should not be taken to waste oil sites.
The oil can be turned into fuel for cars and trucks.
Old or broken holiday lights can also be taken to the drop-off sites and be put into special containers. The bulbs should be removed from strings of lights with the large bulbs. Bulbs do not need to be removed from strings of mini lights.
The drop-off sites are closed Friday but will be open this weekend from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The sites will be open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. through Sunday Dec. 7. After Dec. 7, the sites are open winter hours, which are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.