Did you know that your old Christmas lights can be recycled? A program being launched by Crown-ACE Hardware and 1-800-GOT-SCRAP this holiday season will swap your old lights for a $5 gift certificate redeemable for purchases over $20 – and that includes strings of holiday bling. According to Mark Schulein, owner of 17 Crown-ACE Hardware Stores in Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties, newer lights are more energy efficient and safer than some of the older products.
“Each year, many homeowners lose their homes due to fires caused by faulty holiday lights,” said Mark Schulein. “This year, we’re partnering with 1-800-GOT-SCRAP, the area’s #1 recycling entity, to encourage homeowners to get rid of old Christmas lights and we’ll contribute $5 towards the purchase of new ones…or anything else you wish to purchase at Crown-ACE Hardware.”
Added Cristi Rossi, executive vice president of operations for SA Recycling, parent company of 1-800-GOT-SCRAP, “We want this holiday season to be safe and energy efficient for all so we’re delighted to join forces with Crown-ACE Hardware Stores to promote this important message.”