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March 30, 2023

Recycle Your Holiday Lights

Have your holiday lights lost their twinkle? Drop off broken or unwanted lights at any Great Parks of Hamilton County visitor center through Jan. 11, 2015!

Recycling holiday lights instead of throwing them in the trash keeps them out of landfills and gives them a new life. As part of its mission of conservation, Great Parks of Hamilton County is offering six convenient drop-off locations to the public. The lights are collected and recycled by Great Parks’ current contractor for metal recycling.

Marked bins are available at:

  • Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve: Ellenwood Nature Barn

3455 Poole Road Cincinnati, OH 45239

  • Glenwood Gardens: Cotswold Visitor Center

10397 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH 45215

  • Miami Whitewater Forest: Visitor Center

9001 Mt. Hope Road Harrison, OH 45030

  • Sharon Woods: Sharon Centre

11450 Lebanon Road Sharonville, OH 45241

  • Winton Woods: Winton Centre

10245 Winton Road Cincinnati, OH 45231

  • Woodland Mound: Seasongood Nature Center

8250 Old Kellogg Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45255

A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. Armleder and Fernbank Parks are cooperative ventures with the Cincinnati Park Board; a Motor Vehicle Permit is not required.  For more information, call 513-521-7275 or visit

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