Holiday Lights Recycling
November 13, 2012
It’s about that time of year to start pulling out all the holiday decorations. And, amongst the ornaments and stockings is usually a big, tangled string of lights. If you find that they will no longer illuminate your Christmas tree, or that you don’t even want to attempt to put them on the house this year, donate them!
Southeast Enterprises is collecting unusable holiday lights for recycling. Southeast Enterprises is a nonprofit organization that provides jobs to Jackson County citizens who are intellectually and developmentally disabled. These jobs help them develop and capitalize on their motivation, confidence, spirit, and determination. If you’re like me, I wondered what they were going to do with all these lights. Their goal is to collect 12 tons of holiday light cords (copper) to send to City Scrap Metal for recycling. The light bulbs will be sent to St. Louis Green to be made into plastic lumber.
MCPL is a collection location, along with many other local businesses and organizations. Just look for the big gray barrel! The drive will begin November 17 and end January 13, 2013. At this time of year when giving is at the front of our mind, let’s give the landfills a break and give back to our local community. There is no cost to participate in the program, and 100% of the holiday lights collected will be recycled. In addition, we are helping to provide jobs to those that need it.
For more information on this program, please visit their website.
Have a wonderful holiday season!
Blue Springs South Branch