The Carmel Clay School Green Team, City of Carmel Utilities, Tech Recyclers and White’s Ace Hardware are working together to offer a Holiday Lights Recycle Drive.
Starting November 27 and running through January 11, the ability to recycle used Holiday Lights will be offered at all Carmel Clay Schools and White’s Ace Hardware at 731 South Range Line Road. 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 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.
Thanks for helping keep these items out of our landfills! If you miss the dates of this recycle drive, you can recycle electronics anytime at the Hamilton County Hazardous Waste site as long as you are a Hamilton County resident.