A Season of Recycling Lights

The Jackson County Energy District has again partnered with Friends of Jackson County Conservation in Holiday Light recycling! Many of you dropped off your old lights in the bin next to the Glass Recycling at the Bellevue Public Works Station or at the Hurstville Interpretive Center, and we appreciated everything you recycled. Be sure to replace your old bulbs with LED bulbs, too. They will save you money and energy, burn at lower temperatures (cool to the touch), last MUCH longer (rated up to 100,000 hours), and they come in both “warm” and “cool” varieties!

Last year, the Jackson County Energy District and Friends of Jackson County Conservation collected over 150 pounds of old holiday bulbs, which were properly recycled. As well, these efforts were extended in Clayton and Delaware County Energy Districts, with a total of over 600 pounds of holiday lights recycled.  Here’s to beating that standard this year, and start 2021 on a positive note!

We collected lights at the two locations until January 15. If you missed the drop offs this holiday season, don’t worry! Pack up those old bulbs to be recycled next January, and we’ll see you then.