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Holiday Light Recycling Drive

Post Date:12/13/2019 8:00 AM

Carmel, Indiana: A Partnership for Tomorrow
City of Carmel
One Civic Square
Carmel, IN 46032


Date:                December 13, 2019
Contact:          Nancy Heck, (317) 571-2494
Release:          Immediate

Holiday Light Recycling Drive

Carmel, IN – Carmel Clay Schools Green Teams, City of Carmel Utilities, Tech Recyclers and White’s Ace Hardware are working together to offer a Holiday Light Recycling Drive.

Starting now and running through January 20th, the ability to recycle used Holiday lights will be offered at White’s Ace Hardware at 731 South Range Line Road. The Carmel Clay Schools Green Teams will be offering recycling at the individual schools from December 2nd through January 10th. Since the start of the collaborative program over six tons of holiday lights have been recycled.

Recycling inoperable or inefficient holiday lights keeps those items out of landfills which reduces the long term carbon impact on our environment. Additionally EnergyStar rated LED lights uses 75 percent less energy compared to conventional lights.

They also have the following advantages:

  • Safer: LEDs are much cooler than incandescent lights, reducing the risk of combustion or burnt fingers.
  • Sturdier: LEDs are made with epoxy lenses, not glass and are much more resistant to breakage.
  • Longer Lasting: The LED lights lasts 25 times longer than conventional holiday lights.
  • Easier to install: Up to 25 strings of LEDs can be connected end-to end without overloading a wall socket.


Consider upgrading to LED lights this holiday season.
You will be helping the environment and saving in energy costs.
And don’t forget to recycle your old strings of lights!

For more information about the Holiday light recycling program please call (317) 571-2673.


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