Last year, they collected over 163,000 incandescent strings, equating to a reduction of 2,380,156 kWh (enough electricity to power 213 homes for one year!) and 718 tonnes of greenhouse gases.
For each old incandescent holiday light string you bring to any Home Depot on November 7th and 8th between 10AM - 5PM (where open), you will receive an instant rebate coupon for 50% off of up to 5 new strings of energy efficient Seasonal L.E.D. lights.
You'll save energy and money this holiday season and you can rest assured that your old holiday lights will be responsibly recycled. Home Depot's recyclers are able to recycle up to 80% of each holiday light string brought in. From their website: The old holiday light strings will be put through a wire chopping system and through air, gravity and sensory sorting all components will be separated. All copper and copper alloys will be sent for re-melt to copper and brass mills and all plastic, glass and any other waste will be sent for reprocessing resulting in new insulators for electrical wiring, plastic injection molding and in some cases, road fill and base. Did you know that seasonal L.E.D. lights:
- Are 95% more energy efficient than incandescent holiday lights
- Will save you money!
- Last seven times longer (about twenty years)
- Do not heat up and are extremely durable making them a safer option for holiday lights
Head to your local Home Depot this weekend and take advantage of this great deal!