MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — When it’s time to take down those holiday decorations, you can recycle those lights that no longer work.
It’s the second year of the statewide holiday light recycling program and organizers are hoping to collect 200,000 pounds of lights by the end of January. That’s double the amount that was collected last year.
Every part of the light strings is recycled, according to Maggie Mattacola, spokesperson for The Recycling Association of Minnesota.
The program sends the lights to vocational centers around the state. Those centers pay adults with disabilities to disassemble the lights for recycling.
There are about 250 drop-off collection locations statewide, including WCCO-TV. For a complete list of where to drop off your holiday lights to be recycled, click on the link below.
Recycle Association of Minnesota
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