Recycle your old holiday lights
Whether you've got lights that don't work any more or you're simply looking o get more efficient, you can recycle the holiday lights you want to get rid of at our Conservation and Environmental Center..
Bring your old lights to the center through January 31. We'll recycle all the lights we receive and donate all proceeds to Project COPE - the only local organization that dedicates its entire funding to utilities payment assistance year-round.
Holiday Lighting Safety
- When hanging outdoor lights, keep ladders away from power lines.
- Don't hang lights in trees near power lines.
- If using an extension cord, make sure it is rated for the intended use.
- Never use electric lights on a metallic tree. The tree can become charged with electricity from faulty lights, and a person touching a branch could be electrocuted.
- Do not overload electrical outlets.
- Do not link more than three light strands, unless the directions indicate it is safe. Connect strings of lights to an extension cord before plugging the cord into the outlet. Make sure to periodically check the wires - they should not be warm to the touch.
- Unplug cords when you string lights.
- Do not leave lights on unattended. Unplug lights before going to sleep.
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