By: Bill Schammert
It's that time of year again, out with the old and in with the new. But, this year, think twice before throwing out those burnt out holiday lights. One Lincoln elementary school wants your holiday trash.
It's all part of Eastridge Elementary's first ever Holiday Lights Recycling Drive.
"Not only are we doing good things for the earth with our green initiative, but also, we're able to raise money for a variety of projects here at the school," PTO president, Bob Reeker, said.
In partnership with Scrap Central Inc., in Omaha, every pound donated will net the school 25-cents.
"That means any lights are maybe are not working can be dropped off at a variety of sites around Lincoln," Reeker said.
The drive kicks off December 1st and last through January 5th.
Here is a list of those sites:
Bella Skin Care & Massage Therapy, 4726 Cooper Avenue
Campbell's Nurseries & Garden Centers, 5625 Pine Lake Road
Christmas Decor by Festive Expressions, 604 Calvert Street
Community CROPS, 1551 S. 2nd Street
Earl May, 48th & Hwy 2, 70th & O
Eastridge Elementary School 6245 L Street
Eastridge Neighborhood Association
Finke Gardens, 500 N. 66th Street
Leon's Gourmet Grocer, 2200 Winthrop Road
Michael's Arts & Crafts, 3010 Pine Lake Road Suite A
Mills Squeegee Fill Stations, 27th & Superior, 70th & Pioneers
On The Go Convenience Store, 5240 S. 48th Street
Praire Lake Mobile, 8600 Amber Hill Court
Prudential Real Estate, 3801 Union Drive Suite 204
Russ's Market, 33rd & Hwy 2, 66th & O, 70th & Van Dorn, Coddington & West A
Scrap Central Inc., 8515 Blondo Street, Omaha, Neb.
Super Saver, 27th & Cornhusker, 48th & O, 56th & Hwy 2
Valentino's, 35th & Holdredge, 70th & Van Dorn
Yankee Hill Landscaping Co. Inc., 11855 Yankee Hill Road
(List subject to change)