Don’t throw away broken lights, recycle them

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Many of you will be bringing out your Christmas decorations from the basement this weekend. If you happen to find some lights that aren't working, don't throw them away. Recycle them.

FOX 4 is teaming up with Southeast Enterprises out of Kansas City to collect as many old Christmas lights as possible.

There are collection boxes all over the metro where you can take your lights.

Employees with special needs will then separate the bulbs from the wires before it is recycled.

Not only is this good for the environment, it also gives these employees an important role this holiday season, one they enjoy doing.

"I have a lot of fun doing it," Southeast Enterprises employee Shanda Mayhew said. "It really does get me into the festive mood and it helps me have a job and helps me cooperate and it also helps everyone else get in the festive mood, I think."

Drop off locations include Westlake Hardware, MidContinent Public Libraries and Walmart.

To find a location nearest you, click here.

 

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