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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...
11/26/2013
During the season of giving, we’ve got a whole day — the day after Thanksgiving — dedicated to saving. But Minnesota Energy Resources is giving its commercial customers one extra day to save. The natural gas utility is offering an additional $50 rebate on qualified high-efficiency furnaces...
11/24/2013
WORTHINGTON — Before the last morsel of turkey from Thursday’s feast is fully digested, switches will be turned on for Christmas lighting displays across the region. As people string lights across gutters, porches, trees and shrubs, they are being encouraged to replace their older decorations...
11/23/2013
ProAct is teaming up with the Recycling Association of Minnesota for “Recycle Your Holidays,” a program to collect and process holiday lights, electric, appliance and phone cords for recycling from Nov. 15 through Jan. 31. Note that cord adapters, battery packs, plastic rope lights and CFL lights...
11/20/2013
The Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) kicked off the Recycle Your Holidays light recycling program. RAM joins thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, November 15. Click here to read the full article >> Click here...

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