Recycling options go beyond paper and plastic nowadays, so it’s no surprise that St. Louis Green has implemented a holiday light drive.
As you are taking down your old or broken lights, don’t throw them in the trash and have them end up in a landfill. Instead, drop them off at one of the many locations throughout the St. Louis region.
Last year the holiday light recycling program diverted 117,000 pounds of holiday lights from ending up in landfills. This year, they are trying to collect 136,000 pounds of lights. Add your old lights to the drive and help them reach their goal.
The recycled lights get shredded and then the copper inside the plastic tubing is separated out and will be resold for future use. The proceeds of the copper sales go to support the program of collecting the lights, now in its 5th year. A portion of the proceeds are donated to St. Louis Food Bank’s Operation Backpack, which sends kids home on Fridays during the school year with nutritious, easy to prepare food so they won’t go hungry over the weekend.
Don’t throw your old non-working lights in the trash or put them in your basement with the idea you’ll fix them next year (you know you won’t!). Donate them by dropping them off at one of the many locations below.
Holiday Light Drop off Locations:
LIghts can be dropped off through January 12, 2014 at these locations during business hours.
ST. LOUIS AREA:
BATTERIES PLUS: 14783 MANCHESTER RD. BALLWIN MO 63011
WESTLAKE ACE HARDWARE: 8740 MANCHESTER ROAD BRENTWOOD MO 63144
WHOLE FOODS: 1601 S. BRENTWOOD BLVD. ST. LOUIS MO 63144
BATTERIES PLUS: 12520 OLIVE BLVD. CREVE COEUR. MO 63141
CITY OF CREVE COEUR: 300 N. NEW BALLAS RD. CREVE COEUR MO 63141
ALPINE SHOP: 1616 CLARKSON ROAD CHESTERFIELD MO 63017
BATTERIES PLUS: 17406 CHESTERFIELD Airport RD. CHESTERFIELD,MO 63005
ST. LOUIS TEACHERS’ RECYCLE CENTER: 291 CHESTERFIELD MALL SUITE 108 CHESTERFIELD, MO 63107
BATTERIES PLUS: 113 N. HIGHWAY 67 FLORISSANT MO 63031
ALPINE SHOP: 440 N. KIRKWOOD ROAD KIRWOOD MO 63122
FRANCIS SCHEIDEGGER RECYCLING DEPOSITORY- KIRWOOD RECYCLING DEPOSITORY: 350 S. TAYLOR KIRKWOOD MO 63123
SCHNARRS HARDWARE: 9800 CLAYTON ROAD ST. LOUIS MO 63124
FROST SUPPLY- ST. LOUIS COUNTY HEADQUARTERS: 2429 SCHUETZ ROAD MARYLAND HGTS MO 63043
MARYLAND HEIGHTS COMMUNITY CENTER: 2344 MCKELVEY MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO 63043
BATTERIES PLUS: 3567 RITZ CENTER ST. LOUIS MO 63125
FROST SUPPLY- ST. CHARLES COUNTY: 88 N. CENTRAL DR. O’FALLON MO 63366
CITY OF OLIVETTE, PUBLIC SERVICES: 1200 NORTH PRICE RD. OLIVETTE MO 63132
ST. LOUIS CITY:
FROST SUPPLY- ST. LOUIS CITY: 2720 WALNUT PLACE ST.LOUIS MO 63013 (Downtown West)
RANDY’S RECYCLED CYCLES: 4130 MANCHESTER AVENUE ST. LOUIS MO 63110 (The Grove)
SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER: 5050 OAKLAND ST.LOUIS MO 63110 (Midtown)
BATTERIES PLUS: 4057 VETERANS MEMORIAL PKWY, ST. PETERS MO 63376
CHICK-FIL-A: 6180 MID RIVERS MALL DR. ST. PETERS MO 63304
CITY OF SUNSET HILLS CITY HALL: 3939 S. LINDBERGH MO SUNSET HILLS MO 63127
TOWN & COUNTRY:
WHOLE FOODS: 1160 TOWN & COUNTRY TOWN & COUNTRY MO 63017
CITY OF UNIVERSITY CITY: 6801 DELMAR BLVD. UNIVERSITY CITY MO 63130
WORLD BIRD SANCTUARY: 125 BALD EAGLE RIDGE ROAD VALLEY PARK MO 63088
OTHER MISSOURI LOCATION:
ALPINE SHOP: 1102 E. BROADWAY COLUMBIA MO 65201
ALPINE SHOP: 1855 W. US HIGHWAY 50 O’FALLON IL 62269
BATTERIES PLUS: 513 LINCOLN PARKWAY FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS IL 62208