Last year, St. Louis Green collected 64,000 pounds of unwanted holiday lights, which then were recycled and sent back to manufacturers to be used in new products.
Not only does the Holiday Light Recycling Drive divert thousands of pounds of waste from area landfills, it also helps feed the hungry. A portion of proceeds from the drive is donated to Operation Food Search, helping those less fortunate to have a happier holiday season.
Erin McAllister, coordinator of all things that matter at St. Louis Green, said they hope to collect 128,000 pounds of lights during this year's Holiday Light Recycling Drive.
"We are excited about commitments we've already received to expand the program across the state into Kansas City, and across state lines into Illinois," she said.
The holiday light recycling drive runs from Nov. 17 through Dec. 30 at area Walmart stores, such as the Walmart Supercenter in Eureka.
For those who would like to collect lights at businesses, schools, or other type of locations, email your contact information to email@example.com.
See article regarding last year's drive: Holiday Lights Recycling Drive Succeeding