Recycle Old Christmas Lights at The M.e.t.

Dec 3, 2012 by

December 3, 2012

Metropolitan Environmental Trust
Contact: Annie Brady, Creative Media Director
(918) 584-0584

Recycle Old Christmas Lights at The M.e.t. 

The Metropolitan Environmental Trust (The M.e.t.) will be collecting old or unused Christmas strand lights at their Central Tulsa location at 34th and Sheridan (3495 S. Sheridan Road). The M.e.t. is able to provide this service because this center also collects electronic waste (e-waste). Throughout December, this M.e.t. Center will accept all varieties of strands of lights. All will be separated into individual parts to be properly recycled.

“Everyone goes through the issue of what to do with a strand of old Christmas lights,” explains Michael Patton, The M.e.t.’s Executive Director. “Many Tulsans are putting up lights this time of year and find that their old strands of lights don’t work anymore. Now we have an option to recycle them.”

“Our number one concern is safety,” explains Creative Media Director for The M.e.t., Annie Brady. Strands of lights contain lead in order to absorb heat. This is a safety precaution as to not cause fires but lead is a hazardous toxin and needs to be properly handled. After touching and handling strands of lights, make sure to wash your hands. The toxins can be ingested after hand to mouth contact and could be dangerous.

For more information, please contact Annie Brady at or at (918) 584-0584. Or contact Michael Patton at (918) 830-2233.


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