Recycle your holiday lights
Garfield Heights, Ohio - Help the environment sparkle a little brighter this holiday season. Don't throw old holiday lights in the trash -- recycle them!
From now until January 11, 2013, the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District will be collecting broken, burned out or tangled strings of holiday lights for recycling. Simply drop unwanted light strings, power cords and power strips in the marked box in our lobby at 4750 East 131 Street in Garfield Heights. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. County offices are closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
The lights will be recycled by Acme Electronics Recycling in Galion, Ohio. Acme will put the lights through a large, commercial shredder. The shredded material will be shipped to vendors that purify the copper content, glass, plastic and other commodity streams for industrial reuse.
The Solid Waste Management District is a public agency that works to promote environmentally-sustainable and economical solid waste management practices within the communities, institutions and businesses of Cuyahoga County.