I don't have the scoop on this news flash, but I want to help spread the word. You can recycle old Christmas/Holiday lights for free at participating Snyder Drug Stores through Jan. 10, 2010. The closest one is in New Hope at 2705 Winnetka Ave N. Snyders also gives you a coupon for $5 off a $20 purchase for bringing in old lights. You can also recycle Christmas lights in Brooklyn Park at the Hennepin County Recycling Center (8100 Jefferson Hwy.), through Jan. 10th as well. Other participants are WCCO and X-cel energy, but who knows how to get something to them? Not me.
I have to admit, I just through out 5 strands of old icicle lights last weekend. The good news is my trash day isn't until Thursday, the bad news is I have to dig to the bottom of my trash to get the lights out. Once I'm done digging, I'm off to Snyders!!!