Holiday Light Recycling
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. Starting November 24th and running through January 11th, the ability to recycle used Holiday lights will be offered at White’s Ace Hardware at 731 South Range Line Road. The Carmel Clay Schools Green Teams will be offering recycling at the individual schools from November 27th through January 11th. This is the 6th year of the program and over four tons of holiday lights have been recycled.
Recycling inoperable or inefficient holiday lights keeps those items out of landfills which reduces the long term carbon impact on our environment. Additionally EnergyStar rated LED lights uses 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. (Source: www.energy.gov)
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.