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Florissant Offers Free Holiday Lights Recycling Program for All

Don't toss old or broken Christmas lights in the trash! The City of Florissant will add a holiday lights recycling drop-off point at the St. Ferdinand Park recycling center on Dec. 1--and it's open to the general public, including businesses a

As you’re decorating your home for the holidays this year, the City of Florissant has a message for you: don’t throw those old or broken Christmas lights in the trash. Recycle them instead--for free.

In cooperation with Meridian Waste, the city will place a recycling container at the St. Ferdinand Park recycling center specifically for old holiday lights on Dec. 1. The container will remain available through March 1, 2013, the mayor’s office said.

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Things to Remember

  • The recycling center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
  • You do not have to be a Florissant resident to use the recycling center. It’s open to the general public, including commercial businesses.
  • Other items accepted at the recycling center include newspapers, magazines, cardboard, paperboard, phone books, paperback books, aluminum cans-foil-trays, steel/tin cans, aerosol cans, a variety of plastics and all color of glass items.

Need more information? Contact the Health Department in St. Ferdinand Park at 314-839-7654 or visit the city’s website.

Mark Behlmann November 28, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Whatever you do, do not try to help your neighbors and friends around town to recycle. Do not attempt taking up a hobby or crafts to recondition these light strands. The City Administration will claim that you are running a business out of your home. Review Florissant City Council meeting November 12 and 26th. “Comments from citizens”. Volunteering your time will reward you with a court date.
Angela Atkinson (Editor) November 29, 2012 at 09:23 AM
Mark, I will take a look at that. Email me at angela.atkinson@patch.com. Thanks!

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