King County collects old holiday lights at Green Holidays events

November 26, 2010

By Staff

NEW — 2:30 p.m. Nov. 26, 2010

King County launched the Green Holidays campaign Friday to educate consumers about how to cut waste, save energy and support the local economy during the holiday season.

The kickoff includes a chance for residents to drop off old holiday lights for recycling. In exchange, each recycler receives a coupon for energy-efficient lights from Bartell Drugs or McLendon Hardware.

Find the Green Holidays booth at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle until 5 p.m. Friday.

Residents can also drop off holiday lights at the Group Health Ice Arena in Bellevue from 2-8 p.m. Dec. 4 and noon – 6 p.m. Dec. 5.

“We know a lot of people are upgrading to efficient LED lights this season, or simply have a bunch of old, burned-out lights sitting in storage,” King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson said. “We’re offering an opportunity to properly dispose of those lights in partnership with local recycler Total Reclaim.”

In addition, the Green Holidays booth also offers creative examples of how to wrap gifts without waste, recycle food scraps and cooking oil, and eat local for the holidays in partnership with Cascade Harvest Coalition and PCC Natural Markets.

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One Response to “King County collects old holiday lights at Green Holidays events”

  1. Kellyp on November 29th, 2010 4:00 pm

    What would be better is turn in the old lights and not buy new lights. Even the efficient LED lights are a waste of electricity.

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