Recycle old lights

Lake Country residents can dispose of unwanted Christmas lights properly

The Regional District of Central Okanagan doesn’t want Lake Country residents to throw their old Christmas light strings in the garbage.

Instead, it suggests, you recycle them by taking them to a local recycling depot.

“Recycling your old light strings instead of tossing them out is simple good sense, environmentally and financially,” said Rae Stewart, waste reduction facilitator.

“By upgrading your lights, you’ll be saving energy and money on your electricity bill, as LED (light emitting diode) lights use up to 95 per cent less energy than regular Christmas lights and last at least 10 times longer.”

Old light strings can be dropped off at the Glenmore landfill.