Recycled Lights Keep Southeast Enterprise Employees Busy

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Employees at Southeast Enterprises continue to sort and recycled your old holiday lights. This year Southeast Enterprises is hoping to collect 24,000 pounds of lights, right now they have recycled 15,200 pounds. They do have some trucks yet be unloaded, but will need more donations to reach the goal.

Megan Gurera, Business Development, Director at Southeast Enterprises is confident the goal can be reached.

"It`s going to be obtainable, we are going to make it, we got to make it," said Gurera.  "We need Kansas City's help, we are so close,"

Southeast Enterprises is a packaging and assembly business that employs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Inside the Kansas City facility, 160 workers package and assemble a wide variety of items and products. Over the next couple of months many of the employees will be clipping and sorting every part of the light strands, recycle each part.

"They are loving it and we have had a lot of people working on it. The majority of our employees are able to do the work, and they just love it,  they love the holidays anyway,  so this gets them even more pumped and excited," said Gurera.

The collection ends January 13, 2013, for more information on the project and where to donate visit the program website.

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