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Mercer Lioness work with Habitat for Humanity in recycling project


November 27, 2019

Submitted photo Martha Pierpont, left, president of the Mercer Lioness Club stands with Connie Conrad, executive director of the Habitat for Humanity in Wausau. The club collects recyclable Christmas lights and donates them to Habitat for Humanity, which in turn sends them to an end-point recycler and receives cash for them.

MERCER, Wis. - The recycling committee of the Mercer Lioness Club has discovered a win-win situation for all when it comes to old Christmas lights. The lights can be recycled for the metal inside which can be reused, Habitat for Humanity of Wausau collects them and gets paid by the pound for them, and the lights stay out of the landfills.

"We take all sizes of stringed holiday lights. You can recycle new, used or non-working holiday lights," said Martha Pierpont, president of the Mercer Lioness Club.

The club set out collection bins on Friday and they will remain in place through Jan. 6 at...

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