January 11, 2012
What to Do with Those Broken or Unwanted Holiday Lights?
Bring Your Unwanted Holiday Lighting to Gershow Recycling
Now that the holidays are over, Gershow Recycling is reminding people to bring their broken, unwanted or outdated holiday lighting to any of its eight locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Huntington Station, Lindenhurst, Bay Shore and Medford.
Many people have old holiday lighting lying around that is energy-inefficient, unsafe or has outlived its use. By bringing their unwanted holiday lighting to Gershow, they will not only get money for it, but they will help preserve the environment by keeping those lights out of landfills.
In addition, Congress passed a law that, effective January 1, 2012, traditional incandescent lighting will be phased out in favor of other light bulbs that use at least 25% less energy. Incandescent lights use more energy than modern LED lighting and may present a fire hazard if the wires are frayed or become worn out after years of use. It is imperative to inspect all wiring to make sure there is no exposed wiring and that all lights are functional.
To drop off your unwanted holiday lights, visit one of Gershow’s eight locations:
1885 Pitkin Avenue