Wait! Stop! Don’t throw away 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 EnVie Fitness to provide drop-off sites for those old lights. From November 20- December 3, bring your broken string lights to EnVie Fitness (423 Main Street), Three Rivers Therapy (353 Walnut Street) or Coshocton County Recycling & Litter Prevention (401 ½ Main Street) for collection during business hours.
As you replace your 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.