When we started the recycling program in 2007 we really had no idea how it would be received but the response has been overwhelming.
Jackson, MI (Vocus) October 22, 2010
Jackson, Michigan - HolidayLEDs.com, an online retailer of energy efficient LED Christmas lights based in Jackson, Michigan, today announced the details of its 2010-2011 Christmas light recycling program. HolidayLEDs.com has been operating the recycling program since 2007 and has recycled thousands of pounds of old incandescent Christmas lights.
“When we started the recycling program in 2007 we really had no idea how it would be received but the response has been overwhelming,” said Philip C. Curtis of HolidayLEDs.com. “We received over 10,000 pounds of lights in 2009 alone and we’ve continued to receive submissions throughout the year,” Curtis added. The program was initially developed by HolidayLEDs.com in response to customers who wanted to switch to LED Christmas lights but did not like the idea of throwing away old incandescent Christmas lights.
Although the program has remained relatively the same since its inception, HolidayLEDs.com has continuously tried to improve the program over the years. “The program is great but we are always looking for ways to improve its efficiency and minimize the impact of the recycling program itself,” Curtis explained. One of the primary obstacles and negative environmental impacts of the program is that participants have to ship their lights to HolidayLEDs.com for recycling. In response to this issue, HolidayLEDs.com has partnered with other groups or organizations around the country who are running collection centers for the HolidayLEDs.com Christmas light recycling program. In addition to several municipalities, this year Mom’s Organic Market and Wholefoods Market in Ann Arbor will also collect lights for the recycling program. HolidayLEDs.com is also encouraging participants to organize with their neighbors or local groups and send lights in one package to reduce shipping costs.
HolidayLEDs.com has also increased the discount on the coupons it awards to recycling program participants from 15% to 25% as an additional incentive. “We’ve increased the coupon discount a bit each year and this year we’ve raised it to 25%--we wanted to give interested participants an extra incentive and make sure that those who did participate were getting a discount equal to what we offer during our larger sales,” Curtis explained. Participants who are interested in receiving their coupon in time to use towards a purchase of LED Christmas lights for the upcoming holiday season are encourage to send in their lights as soon as possible.
Anyone who is interested in participating in the HolidayLEDs.com recycling program should visit the Christmas light recycling program page for specific instructions and detail program information.
For more information about HolidayLEDs.com please visit http://www.holidayleds.com.
Philip C. Curtis