It doesn't matter if you have one strand of lights or a whole box full. A Better Way Computer Recycling is proud to offer residents in the Maryland, Baltimore, DC and Virginia area free Christmas Holiday light recycling.
As the holiday season approaches, many of us will be decking the halls with twinkling lights and festive decorations. While these lights can bring joy and cheer to our homes, they can also create a significant amount of waste if they are not disposed of properly. That's why it's important to recycle your holiday lights and help reduce their environmental impact.
One of the main benefits of recycling your holiday lights is that it helps to conserve natural resources. Many holiday lights are made from materials like copper, plastic, and glass, which can be extracted from the earth through mining and drilling. These processes can have negative impacts on the environment, including air and water pollution, habitat destruction, and greenhouse gas emissions. By recycling these materials, we can reduce the demand for new resources and reduce the environmental impacts of resource extraction.
Another reason to recycle your holiday lights is to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away around 25% more trash during the holiday season than any other time of year. This includes an estimated 50 million holiday lights that are discarded each year. By recycling these lights, we can help to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and minimize the negative impacts on the environment.
Recycling your holiday lights is also a way to support the circular economy. The circular economy is a model in which resources are used and re-used as much as possible, rather than being thrown away after a single use. By recycling our holiday lights, we can close the loop and extend the life of these resources, rather than sending them to a landfill where they will sit for hundreds of years.
So, as you start to bring out your holiday decorations this year, make sure to recycle your lights and do your part to protect the environment. With a little effort, we can all help to reduce the environmental impact of our holiday celebrations.
Lights can be dropped off during regular business hours. There is no minimum or maximum. No appointment necessary!
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