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12/11/2013
Ever wonder what to do with that balled up, tangled mess of holiday lights that don’t work anymore? Some people might be tempted to just toss them in the trash, but wait! Chisago County has again partnered with the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) to “Recycle Your Holidays” and is now...
12/10/2013
Residents who find themselves with holiday lights that don’t work can dispose of them at Savage City Hall. The city of Savage is a drop-off site for Recycling Association of Minnesota’s Recycle Your Holidays program. Boxes for the lights are located just inside the main doors of Savage City Hall...
12/03/2013
HIBBING — Clean energy enthusiasts gathered for a walking tour of local energy innovations last week. The tour, run by the Northeast Clean Energy Resource Team (NE CERT), highlighted both public and privately owned buildings that undertook energy saving measures in their renovations. Ginny...
12/02/2013
Your holiday lights have seen better days, you can now find a good home at a nearby recycling drop-off site. Recycle Your Holidays, a program of the Recycling Association of Minnesota, lists dozens of collection spots around Minnesota and western Wisconsin this holiday season, including Oakdale and...
12/01/2013
It’s the holiday decorating moment of truth: Plug in the lights and hope they all glow. Cheer as they twinkle around the tree, or scowl as they tangle, half dark and half light. Jiggle a little here, tighten a bulb there and maybe they’ll blink to life. Or not. If there’s just no saving the not...
11/30/2013
Habitat for Humanity has kicked off its Holiday Lights Recycling Program. They’ll be accepting old used and defective holiday lights to keep the materials out of landfills. All proceeds from the recycling will go to benefit local low income families. You can drop off your holiday lights...
11/28/2013
This weekend, Minnesotans will be taking out those boxes of old, tangled holiday lights. When the lights no longer work, people can now ring in the holidays by recycling those broken light strands at more than 450 locations across the state. Many will also be upgrading to new, efficient LED...
11/28/2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesotans are buying thousands of strands of new, energy-efficient LEDs to decorate their homes each year. But what happens to all the old incandescent lights? The Recycling Association of Minnesota knows plenty are sitting in people’s garages and storage rooms. And it...
11/27/2013
Old, broke and inefficient strings of holiday lights may be discarded through a statewide recycling campaign that continues into January. Recycling Association of Minnesota is the main sponsor for the fifth annual Recycle Your Holidays. Local collection sites include Riverbend Recycling in North...
11/27/2013
This weekend, Minnesotans will be taking out those boxes of old, tangled holiday lights. When the lights no longer work, people can now ring in the holidays by recycling those broken light strands at more than 450 locations across the state, including two in the Faribault area. The Recycling...

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