The Holiday Lights Recycling Drive was a roaring success for the second year in a row! Residents and City staff contributed 1,440 pounds of unwanted lights, which was an 80% increase over last year. Proceeds from the recycled* material will be donated to the Cleveland Zoo’s Lights for Lions program which supports habitat preservation. Members of Hudson’s Environmental Awareness Committee also used an electric truck to deliver the lights to the recycling facility! Thank you to all who recycled. More info on Lights for Lions can be found here.
If you weren't able to participate in time or find lights that need recycled before our next lights recycling drive, you can also recycle them in our E-Waste electronics recycling bin located in the back parking of City Hall, 1140 Terex Road.
*String lights should not be recycled in curbside bins because they can get tangled and jam sorting machines at recycling centers. Cleveland Zoo partners with regional waste facilities for special processing of holiday lights, which allows as much material as possible to be recycled.