Kansas City, MO, August 20, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Holiday Light Recycling Drive, now entering its fifth year, grew from humble beginnings. In 2011, Southeast launched its first drive with the intent of providing work opportunities for its employees with developmental disabilities and diverting solid waste from local landfills. That first year, Southeast collected approximately 500 pounds of lights from 11 locations.
From 2012 through 2014, Southeast aggressively pursued partnerships with a variety of schools, businesses, and organizations throughout the Great Kansas City Area. The response from the community was overwhelming and Southeast ultimately has collected over 110,000 lbs. pounds of light from over 170 different locations, the past three years.
This year, Southeast is excited to build on its success and collect over 40,000 additional pounds of lights with the help from many sponsors and partners. If you’re thinkin’ green, please become an official sponsor and host a collection site.
Check out all the information and perks at www.kcrecyclelights.com.
The drive will run tentatively from November 14, 2015 through January 16th, 2016.