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12/09/2011
Excerpt: Many homes, yards and trees are a-glow with holiday lights this time of year. But during the decorating and boxing up process, there may be strands of lights that are no longer working and have lost their shine. For those holiday lights, Eau Claire County has partnered with the Recycling...
12/09/2011
Excerpt: Many of us are making the switch to energy-efficient LED lights as we decorate for the holiday season. As you replace your light strands or come across non-working lights, don’t toss the old ones in the trash—recycle them. The facts: Americans spend about $9 billion annually on...
12/07/2011
Excerpt: Here’s a gift you can give to the environment this holiday season: Don’t throw away as much stuff. Although the amount of trash being thrown away in Minnesota is on the rise again – which is a sign the state’s economy is growing – recycling rates have remained flat over the past 10 years...
12/07/2011
Excerpt: This Holiday Season, don’t just throw out those old inefficient holiday lights, recycle them! For the third year in a row the Recycling Association of Minnesota asks you to do something green this holiday season. Recycle your Holidays by dropping your holiday lights off at one of our...
12/06/2011
Excerpt: Wondering what to do with that tangled clump of holiday lights? Are you really going to find that one bulb that is burned out? Most people give up and just throw them in the trash, but there is another way. Chippewa Falls Senior High School’s Ecology Club is collecting old holiday lights...
12/01/2011
Excerpt: With Christmas just around the corner, many of us are starting to hang up holiday lights and decorations. But what do you do with old, broken strings of lights? Last year the Recycling Association of Minnesota recycled over 100,000 pounds of holiday light strings and put 200 people to...
11/30/2011
Excerpt: Clay County is partnering with the Recycling Association of Minnesota and Becker County to offer Recycle Your Holidays, a program to collect old or nonworking holiday lights. Clay County residents can drop off unwanted holiday light strands through December at the Moorhead Transfer...
11/30/2011
Excerpt: 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. A box for the lights is located just inside the main doors of City Hall...
11/29/2011
Excerpt: When you think about Christmas, what colors come to mind? White, like the snow? Red, like glowing reindeer noses and the suits of the man who makes them pull his sleigh? Or green, like the trees and wreaths with which we decorate our homes? While all are good answers, Maggie Mattacola,...
11/28/2011
Excerpt: As boxes of decorations get pulled from storage this month, tangled strands of Christmas lights are likely to be mixed in. Whether multicolored or white, dark wires or light, the mash-up of the illuminated decorations never seems to have any consistency. Some may be incandescent, while...

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