Saline - Recycle your Holiday lights!

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 11/21/2018 - 20:40

As you begin to decorate for the holidays and find last years light strings not working please choose to recycle.

Saline residents have the good fortune of having a place to recycle used, old, burned- out strings of Holiday lights starting on November 21st through January 2019. 

The Saline Environmental Commission for the past four years has set up a clearly-marked and brightly lit drop off box in the front entranceway of Saline City Hall to accept all strings of holiday lights. 

If you are able, it would be very considerate to tie the lights in bundles or place them in bags – we all know what it feels like to reach your hand into a knotted, knarled mess of light strings.

Never place strings of lights in your recycle bins used for curbside pick-up.   These light strings will tangle in conveyors and jam sorting equipment used at the material recovery centers while separating recyclables.

The Saline Environmental Commission will be responsible for delivering these lights to a recycler, keeping them out of landfill. 

Remember that the front entryway of Saline City Hall also has recycle bins for both types of batteries – the reusable ones and the one-time usage ones.

Bring in your batteries at the same time you’re bringing in those Holiday and tree lights – all properly bundled.

We can all do our part to keep the recyclable items in the recycle stream and out of our landfills.

Keep Saline Green, and check our web site www.Salinebegreen.com for more information.

 

Saline Environmental Commission