Carmel Clay Schools Green Teams, City of Carmel Utilities, Tech Recyclers and White’s Ace Hardware are working together to offer a Holiday Light Recycling Drive!
From November 23th through January 9th, you may drop off used holiday lights at White’s Ace Hardware at 731 South Range Line Road, for recycling. The Mohawk Trails Green Team will also be accepting lights for recycling from November 28th through January 5th. You may drop them off in the box in the lobby of our school. This is the 5th year of the program and district-wide, over two tons of holiday lights have been recycled!
Recycling inoperable or inefficient holiday lights keeps those items out of landfills, which reduces the long term impact on our environment. When purchasing new lights, please keep in mind that EnergyStar rated LED lights use 75 percent less energy compared to conventional lights. They also have the following advantages:
- Safer: LEDs are much cooler than incandescent lights, reducing the risk of combustion or burnt fingers.
- Sturdier: LEDs are made with epoxy lenses, not glass and are much more resistant to breakage.
- Longer Lasting: The LED lights lasts 25 times longer than conventional holiday lights.
- Easier to install: Up to 25 strings of LEDs can be connected end-to end without overloading a wall socket.
Consider upgrading to LED lights this holiday season. You will be helping the environment and saving in energy costs. And don’t forget to recycle your old strings of lights!
For more information about the Holiday light recycling program please call 317-571-2673.