Long Island Scrap Metal

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Now that the holidays are over, Gershow Recycling is reminding people to bring their broken, unwanted or outdated holiday lighting to any of its eight locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Huntington Station, Lindenhurst, Bay Shore and Medford.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:

Brooklyn
New Hyde Park
Valley Stream
Freeport
Huntington Station
Lindenhurst
Bay Shore
Medford

1885 Pitkin Avenue
24 Denton Avenue
97 East Hawthorne Avenue
143 Hanse Avenue
149 W. 11th Street
635 Muncy Avenue
33 McAdam Street
71 Peconic Avenue

(718) 345-2240
(516) 746-1081
(516) 825-7244
(516) 223-0864
(631) 385-1200
(631) 587-1991
(631) 234-1022
(631) 289-6188

 

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