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Naperville Park District Holding Holiday Lights Recycling Program

Third annual holiday lights recycling program begins Monday, Nov. 19.

As many residents and businesses begin assembling lights and decorations for the holidays, the Naperville Park District has announced its third annual holiday lights recycling program in partnership with Elgin Recycling, beginning Nov. 19 and ending Feb. 15, 2013.

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Rather than tossing old, nonworking lights in the trash, the Naperville Park District is inviting the community to recycle the lights in three locations throughout the district.

The following types of lights will be accepted: Mini-lights, C-7 lights, C-9 lights, Rope lights, LED lights and extension cords. All colors and lengths will be accepted.

The Park District will receive a rebate of approximately $.15 for each pound of lights recycled. The rebate will be used to support the District’s ongoing environmental initiatives.

“Last year the recycling drive diverted over 1 ton of lights from the landfill,” said Director of Marketing Sameera Luthman. “We are happy to partner with Elgin Recycling in this simple but effective way of caring for our environment.”

The following Naperville Park District locations will be accepting lights for recycling:

  • Barn Recreation Center, 421 W. Martin Ave. (Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. – Lower Level (Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Springbrook Golf Course, 2220 W. 83rd St. (Hours: Monday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.). Springbrook Golf Course will be closed Dec. 24 - Jan. 1.

For more information, visit www.napervilleparks.org.

Submitted by the Naperville Park District

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