The final count is in! Over 2,000 pounds collected by YES! teams.
As compared to last year’s haul of 1,972.6 pounds, this year’s teams collected 2,449.9 pounds of Holiday Lights as a part of the now annual “Recycle Your Holidays” campaign. Hosted by the Recycling Association of Minnesota, Recycle Your Holidays is a statewide initiative to recycle old holiday lights properly. As a part of the program, disabled adults are given work as they disassemble the into recyclable and non-recyclable materials.
Sleepy Eye led the collection with a total of 557 pounds gathered. Minnewaska and Litchfield were close behind with a combined total of 850 pounds. Springfield challenged us all by gathering 492.4 pounds (bettering their last year’s record). Cedar Mountain added a hefty 43.5 lbs. along with GFW’s ~60 lbs., rounding out the record-breaking collection.
To learn more about this program, please visit recycleminnesota.org.