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Lights (holiday string lights)

Before delivering materials, please contact these organizations directly to verify prices (if any) and hours of operation. Thurston County maintains this list as a courtesy to the public and does not endorse or guarantee the quality of the service offered or provided.

If your business accepts these materials for recycling or resale and would like to be added to this list of vendors, please e-mail

Remember that you may also be able to post your items on  other materials-exchange Web sites. Rules and restrictions vary by site.

Service Providers

Christmas Light Source

See the Christmas Light Source for more information about the mail-in option.

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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 591-5333

Individuals can drop off their old holiday lights at designated bins at the zoos main entrance and other Metro Parks Tacoma locations, including the Metro Parks Tacoma headquarters building, Tacoma Nature Center, and all Metro Parks Community and Neighborhood Resource Centers. Donated lights are delivered to a local recycling center. Money raised from the sale of the lights go into the zoos conservation fund, which supports conservation efforts for species in the zoos collection as well as onsite green initiatives. Please keep light strand donations as simple as possible and remove all packaging, twist-ties, rubberbands, etc. before you load them into the bins.

The Zoolights holiday-light recycling program is available only at certain times of the year. Please be sure to check the zoo's website before making a delivery at click here for more information.

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South Sound Steel & Recycling
9546 Lathrop Industrial Dr SW, Tumwater, WA 98512
(360) 705-3532 or (800) 375-3532

We buy most metals; if you don't see it on our list, please give us a call. South Sound Steel & Recycling offers commercial and industrial recycling services. Offering roll off boxes, vans and flatbeds.

Materials NOT accepted:
  • Asbestos
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) computer monitors or televisions
  • Explosive materials ammunitions, suspect military scrap
  • Flammable materials fuel, paints, degreaser, unpunctured aerosol cans
  • Liquids fuel, antifreeze, oils, hydraulic fluids, paints, water
  • Mercury
  • Non metallic material (wood, concrete, glass, tires, plastic, rocks, dirt)
  • Pressurized or closed containers propane tanks, acetylene cylinders
  • Radioactive material of any kind
  • PCBs
  • Waxed or food-contaminated cardboard

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