If your attic full of old holiday lights that you really want to weed out, consider recycling them to help a good cause.
Southeast Enterprises, a local nonprofit sheltered workshop that employs more than 160 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will partner with more than 165 locations throughout the metro area to provide drop-off sites where the public can bring their non-working holiday lights for recycling. Once collected, most of Southeast's employees will work to prepare the lights for recycling.
The drive runs from Nov. 17, through Jan. 26. Many of the locations are nearby -
• The Pink Hill Park Recycling Center, 2725 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs - during normal hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
• Jackson County Courthouse Annex, first floor, 308 W. Kansas, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday; or the Parks + Rec Administration Building, 22807 Woods Chapel Road at Lake Jacomo; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.
• Mid-Continent Public Library branches during normal hours.
• BancAbility Community Banks
• Area Walmart stores.
For a full list of collection sites, visit www.kcrecyclelights.com.
Last year, the drive diverted 32,000 pounds of holiday lights from the landfill and helped keep Southeast's employees working throughout the calendar year.