The City of San Leandro announced that its third annual free holiday lights recycling program will be available through January 12, 2018. Holiday lights in working or non-working condition may be dropped off Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Public Works Service Center, located at 14200 Chapman Road. The event is open to San Leandro residents only.
It can take up to 1,000 years for holiday lights to breakdown in a conventional landfill. Recycling holiday lights conserves natural resources because oil is needed to make plastic. The lights are separated for their metal and plastic and then given new life as new products. Recycling non-working holiday lights is also a great opportunity to make the switch to LED lights, which last longer, and are more energy efficient and durable. Residents are encouraged to bring in their working and/or non-working light strands of all lengths and colors. Collection bins will be located in the lobby of the Public Works Service Center. Lights should be free of all bags, binding and packaging. Extension cords, Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), pre-lit trees, wreaths and garland will not be accepted.
For more information, please call the City of San Leandro Recycling Hotline at (510) 577-6026.
About San Leandro
One of the most diverse cities in the nation located at the center of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro is a safe, vibrant community of 87,000 residents with well-maintained neighborhoods, excellent public libraries, twenty-one public parks, quality local schools, and a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The western border of the city consists of over eight miles of pristine shoreline and amenities on San Francisco Bay while a regional park and nature areas fall on the eastern border. San Leandro businesses enjoy multiple advantages including close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland, two major freeways, two BART stations, and access to a large and well-educated workforce. Through a public-private partnership known as Lit San Leandro (www.LitSanLeandro.com), a fiber optic network encircles San Leandro’s industrial and commercial core offering businesses virtually unlimited internet connectivity. In 2014, the City is welcoming new businesses by providing free business licenses for their first year of operation.
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