Got some old Christmas lights that don't work? Here's how you can recycle them

Got some old Christmas lights that don't work?  Here's how you can recycle them

This is a press release courtesy of The Home Depot

The Home Depot will kick-off this holiday season with its first ever Eco Options Holiday Light Exchange Program. 

On Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9, customers can bring in their old working or non-working holiday light strings to be recycled and will receive a $3 off coupon towards the purchase of energy efficient seasonal light-emitting diodes (LED) string lights.

Customers must purchase their new LED lights that weekend and are limited to five redemptions. This event is valid at all The Home Depot U.S. stores.

LED lights are shown to use 90 percent less electricity than standard mini lights and last up to 20 times longer. This holiday season, The Home Depot has doubled its selection of LED string lights and now carries an exclusive line of LED yard décor items and artificial trees. 

The Home Depot launched its Eco Options program, a classification that allows customers to easily identify products that have less of an impact on the environment, in 2007.  In June 2008, Eco Options introduced a free CFL recycling service for customers to safely dispose of expired, unbroken CFL bulbs.