Holiday Light Recycling Drive
Update: The Holiday Light Recycling Drive has officially ended, and the weights are in. We have diverted 102,000 pounds of holiday lights this year, breaking last year's record of 64,000 pounds of lights!
We'd like to thank all of our participating locations, sponsors and partners who worked with us across the state of Missouri and even into Illinois and Kansas. And we'd also like to thank YOU, the green community, for donating all of your unwanted and broken lights! You all helped us make this the best Drive yet. We couldn't have done it without you!
A bit about the Holiday Light Recycling Drive: Now that the lights have been collected and weighed, they will be processed, separating all of the plastic, glass, wire, and other materials. These materials will then be completely reused to manufacture new items! And not only does the Holiday Light Recycling Drive divert thousands of pounds of waste from our landfills, but it also helps feed the hungry. A portion of proceeds from the drive is donated to Operation Food Search, helping those less fortunate to have a happier holiday season.