The CCS Green Team is proud to sponsor the annual holiday lights recycle drive in all CCS schools. This year the City of Carmel joined in with a drop off location at White’s Ace Hardware. Together we kept 1642 pounds of lights out of the landfills!
We are often asked what happens to the lights when they are picked up. Joe, from Technology Recyclers, said this about the recycling of the lights:
Holiday lights are 100% recyclable. They are comprised of copper wire 22 gauge, the wire is usually coated in a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic, light bulbs are made of glass, and the end of the cord or plugs are comprised of ferrous metal. It is the process which counts.
The materials are then sold locally. Our 3 year total is 3618 pounds. Thanks for helping “lighten” the load on our landfills!