The Recycling Association of Minnesota’s holiday light recycling program, Recycle Your Holidays, is back! For every old holiday lighting string you recycle and replace with more efficient LED holiday lighting, you’ll save 19 kWh over the course of the holiday season. This is the same amount of energy as a common CFL household light bulb would use if left on for 24 hours a day for 2 months straight! Many homes decorate using numerous holiday light strings. Depending on one’s holiday lighting enthusiasm, a home can save between $10 to $250 each holiday season by switching to LED holiday lighting.
Robbinsdale ACE Hardware at 4140 West Broadway is a drop off site or visit CERTs’ websites to find other drop-off locations for those old unwanted working or non-working lights. The Recycle Your Holidays program employs individuals with disabilities to process the lights for recycling.