Crow Wing County, Sunrise Sertoma of Brainerd, and Kenwood Recycling Participate In Bites For Lights Program
The Crow Wing County Land Services Department, in cooperation with Sunrise Sertoma of Brainerd and Kenwood Recycling, is collecting unneeded Christmas lights and extension cords at select locations throughout Crow Wing County. The copper found in the old extension cords and Christmas lights is recycled through Kenwood Enterprises, keeping these materials out of the county landfill. Proceeds from the recycled materials are donated to local charities.
“We have collected almost 23,000 pounds since 2010 when the program started” stated Jeff Hilborn of Sunrise Sertoma. Over $4,600.00 has been raised since the program began to help purchase meals at soup kitchens and local food shelves in the Brainerd Lakes Area. County Land Services Director Mark Liedl commented “We are pleased to partner with Sunrise Sertoma and Kenwood Enterprises to help those in need while promoting recycling.”
The following local partners are participating by providing collection containers at their business, making it easier for citizens to drop-off old Christmas lights and extension cords throughout Crow Wing County.
Brainerd Ace Hardware, Brainerd Holiday Store, Mill Ave., Brainerd
Carlson Hardware, Nisswa Holiday Store, Crosslake
CTC, Baxter/Brainerd MMFCU, Baxter/Brainerd
Crosby-Ironton Courier, Crosby Northland Arboretum
Crosslake Ace Hardware, Crosslake Pequot Super Valu, Pequot Lakes
Crow Wing County Sanitary Landfill Pequot Lakes Visitors Center
Emily Ace Hardware, Emily Riverwood Bank, Baxter
The Land Services Department is committed to providing excellent customer service while helping residents and our local businesses make wise choices that protect Crow Wing County’s extraordinary natural resources. Citizens are encouraged to contact Land Services at (218) 824-1010 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss hazardous waste, solid waste, demolition material, composting, or recycling activities. Crow Wing County information and resources can be found at www.crowwing.us.