As you start pulling out decorations for the season, don’t throw out those old holiday lights, recycle them.
The Naperville Park District is collecting string lights that no longer work, to keep them out of landfills.
“This year we are partnering with Elgin Recycling, to offer recycling of holiday lights, and these are things that we deal with every year, people often throw them out, but we’re giving people the option of recycling them at three of our facilities,” said Sue Omanson, Community Development Manager with the Naperville Park District.
Collection bins are out at the Fort Hill Activity Center, Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center and the Knoch Knolls Nature Center.
You can deposit unwanted lights in the bins through February 10, 2017, just take them out of any packaging or bags so more lights can fit in each container.
This is the sixth year the park district is recycling holiday lights.
The City of Naperville will also be collecting holiday lights for recycling at the Public Works administrative offices and in the Municipal Center, beginning November 28.
Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.
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