Holiday Lights Recycling Program

Posted November 15, 2017 at 4:42 pm     Category: Environmental ManagementLibraryNews Release

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s Public Library and Environmental Management Department are partnering with Keep New Hanover Beautiful on a new initiative to recycle holiday lights.

Beginning Wednesday, November 22, residents can bring broken and burned out holiday lights to locations around the county to be recycled, with proceeds benefiting Keep New Hanover Beautiful.

“This is the first time we have offered this recycling program in New Hanover County, but it just makes sense,” said Environmental Management Director Joe Suleyman. “It will raise money for Keep New Hanover Beautiful and benefit the county by keeping all of those holiday lights out of the landfill.”

The program will run from November 22 through January 5, and lights can be recycled at all four New Hanover County Public Library locations, the county’s mobile HazWagon and Household Hazardous Waste Facility, and the Wrightsville Beach Recycling Center. Each location will have a large blue recycling bin designated for lights.

Learn more and find a holiday light recycling location here.


Release Contact:
Jessica Loeper
Communications & Outreach Coordinator

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