Putting up the Christmas tree and finding strands of burned-out lights? Instead of throwing them away, consider bringing them to the Habitat ReStore located at 3015 N. 114th St. They are able to repurpose your lights and keep them out of landfills.
Checkout their website at milwaukeehabitat.org for a complete list of accepted items. Don't forget to stop there for building supplies, paint, cabinetry, furniture and much more. It's a one-of-a-kind shoppers paradise.