Recycle used/broken holiday lights & extension cords - for a cause
Wednesday, Dec. 6th
Lion receiving a gift box


Do you have broken or used holiday lights and extension cords?  The Village of Gates Mills is joining with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to help protect lions and cheetahs in Tanzania.  Bring your broken, non-working or used strings of lights and extension cords to Town Hall or the Community House vestibule for recycling now through January 5, 2023.  Please do not include any packaging.  Proceeds from recycling support the Zoo’s lion and cheetah conservation program partners the Ruaha Carnivore Project and Lion Landscapes.  

In partnership with Ruaha Carnivore Project and Lion Landscapes, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is working to mitigate human-carnivore conflicts and develop effective, long-term conservation strategies for large carnivores in Tanzania.  This organization helps reduce the negative impacts of carnivore presence by providing important conservation-related benefits to local communities.

When: November 25, 2022 through January 31, 2024

Where: Drop off boxes are located in the Town Hall Vestibule (available 24/7) or the Community House.

Questions? Contact Jen Pinto at

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