Holiday Light Recycling Program

Post Date:11/16/2015 9:16 AM

Holiday Light Recycling Offered in Eau Claire County

For many people, the holidays are incomplete without festive strands of lights. But what can be done with those colorful lights once they stop working? Or what if you’ve bought new lights and don’t need your old ones? In recognition of America Recycles Day, Eau Claire County Recycling is kicking off a holiday light recycling program. Starting November 16th, Eau Claire County, in connection with the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM), will begin collecting unwanted strands of holiday lights, keeping them out of landfills.

This is the fifth holiday season that Eau Claire County Recycling is offering this program. Like last year, strands of lights may be brought to the Eau Claire County Courthouse’s main lobby, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. The program will run from November 16, 2015 through January 29, 2016. No fees are involved for the recycling of holiday lights.

RAM’s holiday light recycling program employs over 200 individuals with disabilities at vocational centers throughout the state of Minnesota. Every part of the light strand is dismantled by vocational center clients and properly recycled. The program is promoted in partnership with WCCO, Xcel Energy, Ace Hardware stores, and Clean Energy Resource Teams.

For more information about this program call Eau Claire County Recycling at 715-839-2756.

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