Recycle holiday lights drive

The 6th Annual Green Holidays Recycle Holiday Lights Drive is underway.

This holiday season, the Parent/Teacher Organization at Eastridge Elementary School in Lincoln urges you to not just throw away your old strands of holiday lights away.

Traci Booth is the principal at Eastridge Elementary School and she hopes you will drop off your old strands of lights at one of more than 50 collection bins located all around Lincoln, "We save so many lights from going into the landfill and it helps support our organization. We are working to raise money to code robots and ukuleles for our building as well as help Lincoln firefighter operation warm provide coats to students who need them throughout the city."

More than $14,000 has been raised from the copper in the used lights over the past 5 years.

The drive got started on November 15th, which was National Recycling Day... and the drive continues until January 15th.