Don’t throw away your broken Christmas lights; recycle them

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If you’re decorating for the holidays and you find that some of your Christmas lights don’t work, 22News is Working For You with what you should do with them.

You don’t want to just throw them in the trash, you should recycle them.

It’s that time of year again and many of us are putting up Christmas lights in and outside of our homes. But if you find that some of your lights are broken or don’t work, you shouldn’t just throw them in the trash.

Those lights are made of a number of things including plastic, metal, and glass.

“You should be recycling them here at Rocky’s if you purchase them we’ll take back your old ones, if not you should call your city to see just what they have exactly for disposals,” said Dewayne Kelly of Rocky’s Ace Hardware.

A number of stores will take the old lights and you should also check with your local city or town to see if they have a special recycling program for Christmas lights.

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