Drop off lights at one of six locations and support the Five Rivers MetroParks Foundation.
Five Rivers MetroParks and Cohen Recycling are making the holidays greener by setting up holiday light recycling stations in six MetroParks locations in Montgomery County. Recycling holiday lights also supports MetroParks’ conservation mission, as Cohen will make a donation to the Five Rivers MetroParks Foundation based on how many lights are recycled.
Drop off unwanted lights at any of the following MetroParks locations through Sunday, Feb. 2:
The following locations are accessible during park hours, daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Extra waste generated during the holidays — including decorations, food and paper waste —amounts to 25 million tons of garbage, according to the Use Less Stuff Report and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
“The holidays are a busy time and recycling might not be top-of-mind, so we wanted to make it easy for people to make more sustainable choices,” said Tim Pritchard, Five Rivers MetroParks’ sustainability coordinator. “Cohen is helping us keep waste out of the landfill and providing the MetroParks Foundation with a generous donation, which helps MetroParks protect the region’s natural heritage.”
Information about the holiday light recycling program is online at metroparks.org/lights.
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