Were you in the middle of decorating your house for Patch's annual Deck the House contest, when you realized one of your sets of old Christmas lights had so many blown out bulbs that you need to get rid of it? Replacing your old incandescent lights with LEDs in pursuit of the contest's $100,000 prize?
Don't throw your old lights out—recycle them at one of many local locations, instead!
According to the Kingfield Neighborhood Association, Lyndale Farmstead Park is participating in the Recycling Association of Minnesota's "Recycle Your Holidays" program this year.
The program offers 450 locations statewide to drop off broken Christmas lights, extension cords, and appliance cords.
Several local businesses and organizations are also participating, including:
- Settergren's Ace Hardware
- Guse Hardware
- Nicollet Ace Hardware
- Linden Hills Co-op
- Diamond-Lake Ace Hardware
- Annunciation Church
- Fratalone's Ace Hardware
To find more locations, check out the Recycling Association's online map.