Holiday Light Trade-in and Recycling Program at Home Depot

Program re-instated for 2011 – More details!

Do you have strings of old incandescent holiday lights around your house?  Do they even work?  Even if they don’t you can trade them in for a discount on energy efficient LED holiday lights at Home Depot from now until November 14, 2010.

Home Depot will recycle the old lights and you can save energy too

More details from Home Depot

Features & Benefits
• Use 80% less energy than traditional incandescent holiday lights
• ENERGY STAR® qualified
• Can last up to 10 times longer than traditional incandescent lights
• Cool to the touch, reducing the risk of fire
• Do not have moving parts, filaments or glass, so they are much more durable and shock resistant than other lights
• The amount of electricity consumed by just one 7-watt incandescent bulb could power 140 LEDs – enough to light two
24 foot strings

How Lights Are Recycled
• The light bulb coupler and the socket plug are manually clipped
• Three byproducts result and four categories of raw materials
• Each byproduct is independently shredded for separation, returning glass, HDPE plastics, and non-ferrous copper as 
well as ferrous steel
• The prepared separated raw materials are then sent to licensed smelters for re-casting or re-molding, all in accordance 
with local, state and federal statutes

They even have a video you can watch: Home Depot Christmas Light Trade-In Video.

Now’s the time to dig out those old holiday lights, get them recycled at Home Depot and get $3 off when you upgrade to high efficiency LED holiday lights.  I’m taking over my stash of old holiday lights left over from last year today.

Happy Greening!
Jon & Alicia

p.s. Home Depot had a similar program last year that we wrote about and used.  I’m glad they are being clear about how the lights are being recycled this year.

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  1. Links to Home Depot fixed

  2. Hey it nice post specially the section how “Lights Are Recycled ?”.

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