Recycle broken strings of holiday lights

| November 11, 2021

Don’t throw away those broken strings of holiday lights; turn them in to be recycled. Although string lights should not be placed in the regular recycling bins, there is a solution for this special item.

Coshocton County Recycling & Litter Prevention is teaming up with Three Rivers Therapy and Kids America to provide drop-off sites for those old lights. From now through Dec. 10, bring your broken string lights to Three Rivers Therapy (353 Walnut St.), Kids America (1600 Otsego Ave.) or Coshocton County Recycling & Litter Prevention (Progress Center, 401 Main St.) for collection during business hours. Three hundred pounds of holiday lights were recycled last year during this program.

As you replace your old holiday lights, consider purchasing LED lights. According to the US Department of Energy, LEDs use up to 75% less energy and last about 25 times as long as incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs also do not get hot to the touch, so they are safer, too.

Questions can be referred to Tammi Rogers, Coshocton County Recycling and Litter Prevention Program Manager, 740-575-4813.

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