Trade in old or broken sets for energy efficient LEDs at any Home Depot store through Nov. 14.
People can save cash and energy this year by participating in The Home Depot’s fourth annual Christmas Light Trade-In. Through Nov. 14, customers can bring in their old working or non-working Christmas light strings to be recycled and receive coupons from $3-$5 off the purchase of energy efficient seasonal LED string lights. There is a limit of five discounts per customer. The program recylced more than 338,000 strings of incandescent holiday lights last year and continues its “zero tolerance” landfill policy this year.
Macomb Township student Alison Loepp was recently recognized by the county for her recycling efforts.
Philosophers say time is relative. Ten-year-old Alison Loepp says it’s recyclable. A fifth-grade student at Macomb Township’s Mohawk Elementary School, Loepp was recently named a winner in Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco’s “Imagine the Possibilities” contest for Macomb County fourth- and fifth-grade students. Per the guidelines of the contest, students were asked to make something new out of items that would otherwise end up in landfills. Loepp chose to build a clock. “We had a bag of old CDs on the counter and an old clock downstairs,” Loepp said. “I thought (a clock) would be easy to make and I could use it at home or in school.” With a little help from her step-dad, Loepp repaired the broken clock mechanism and …