Partners for Parks Holiday Lights Recycling Program Collects 1,371 Pounds in First Year
Lisle, IL - The Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation began an inaugural program of collecting holiday lights for recycling from December 2011 through February 1, 2012. In just two months, the greater Lisle Community brought 1,371 pounds of holiday lights to the Lisle Park District Recreation Center and Wheatstack – A Midwestern Eatery & Tap. The valuable wiring inside totaled 713 pounds and has been processed by the generous support of Advanced Recycling Services, LLC of Carol Stream. Advanced Recycling Services owner, Greg Friedman, said that next year he expects Partners for Parks to triple their collection now that people are aware of the program and understand the proceeds benefit a good cause, as well as being environmentally-friendly. Advanced Recycling has donated the entire proceeds from processing the lights to the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation totaling $163.99. The Foundation uses donated funds to enrich the quality of life in the greater Lisle community by offering scholarships for families who otherwise could not afford to participate in recreation programs throughout the year.
In addition to helping Lisle families, the donated lights helped support the Lisle Park District’s “Go Green” initiative which strives to create environmental protection awareness and advocacy within the greater Lisle Community. The Lisle Park District “Go Green” initiative also collects used athletic shoes, old crayons and paper for recycling. The Lisle Park District also provides free on-site secure shredding at the Annual Shred Event held on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 9am-12pm in Community Park, 1825 Short Street, Lisle IL 60532. For more information about Partners for Parks, the “Go Green” initiative, or the Shred Event please visit www.LisleParkDistrict.org or call 630-964-3410.