Recycle used holiday lights starting Nov. 21
From submitted report November 18, 2011 3:24PM
Updated: December 21, 2011 8:23AM
If unraveling strands of holiday lights from last year leaves you with the shivers. you won’t have to feel guilty about throwing them out. You can recycle the ones that don’t work starting Monday.
The Naperville Park District partners with Elgin Recycling for the second year. The program will continue through Feb. 1.
The Park District offers four locations to recycle lights:
South Maintenance Facility, 3415 Book Road — noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday
Central Shop (behind the Barn), 421 W. Martin Ave. — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday
Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave., lower level — 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Springbrook Golf Course, 2220 W. 83rd St. — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Springbrook Golf Course will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1.
The following types of lights will be accepted: Mini-lights, C-7 lights, C-9 lights, Rope lights, LED lights and extension cords. All colors and lengths will be accepted.
The Park District will get about 20 cents for each pound of lights recycled, according to a press release.
Last year, the district used the $530 rebate from the about a ton of lights recycled to buy furniture for the nature preschool at the new interpretive center at Seager Park. This year the district plans to use the funds to help cover costs of recreation programs for those in financial need.