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Residents of Jackson County can keep some old holiday lights out of the landfill

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If you have some un-used holiday lights, you can get rid of them, and keep them out of the landfill.

The Jackson County Health Department and Southern Recycling Center in Carbondale have placed special collection bins at several locations to drop off your old lights - minus any garland or tinsel.

And, Kassidy Phoenix of the Health Department says, you might want to think ahead when you buy new lights.

"One thing you should look for is the LED lights, they last a lot longer and they're also accepted into our recycling program."

The special bins are located at the Carbondale Public Library, the Murphysboro Administrative Building as well as the front and back buildings of the Jackson County Health Department.

Kassidy adds household light bulbs and fluorescent tubes are not accepted.

To learn more, browse to: https://www.jchdonline.org/index.php/topics/r-s/46-programs-and-services/recycling/251-recycling

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