You may recycle any used lights at our facility all year long. 

Southeast Enterprises
6701 Booth Ave.
PO BOX 9473
Kansas City, MO 64133

We are located on 67th St between Blue Ridge Cutoff and James A. Reed Rd, just off of MO 350 Hwy.  Our hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.   If mailing lights to Southeast, please make sure to have PO BOX 9473 in the address or we will not receive your lights.

Thank you for your help and support!

Media Contact:
Amanda Moses, Business Development Director
Phone Number: (816) 353-2704
Email: info@southeastenterprises.org

Kansas City, MO – November 1, 2018 – The Holiday Light Recycling Drive, is entering its eightieth year. In 2011, Southeast launched its first drive with the intent of providing work opportunities for its employees with developmental disabilities and diverting solid waste from local landfills. That first year, Southeast collected approximately 500 pounds of lights from 11 locations.

From 2012 through 2014, Southeast aggressively pursued partnerships with a variety of schools, businesses, and organizations throughout the Greater Kansas City Area. The response from the community has been overwhelming and Southeast has ultimately collected over 130,000 lbs. pounds of lights from over 160 different locations, the past few years.

November 21st, 2018 through January 11, 2019, Southeast Enterprises, a local nonprofit sheltered workshop that employs over 150 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will partner with over 50 locations throughout the Kansas City area to provide drop-off sites where the public can bring their non-working holiday lights for recycling. Once collected, most of Southeast’s employees will work to prepare the lights for recycling.

Last year, the combined efforts of Southeast, sponsors/partners and citizens throughout the Greater Kansas City Area helped to save over 40,000 pounds of holiday lights from the landfill and keep Southeast’s employees working throughout the calendar year.

November 21st, 2018, through January 11, 2019, collection containers will be placed at participating locations throughout the Greater Kansas City Area for drop-off. Sponsors/Partners, include but are not limited to Fox4, Westlake Ace Hardware, Mid-Continent Public Library, Two Men and a Truck and City Scrap Metal.

Southeast is excited to build on its success and collect over 40,000 additional pounds of lights with the help from many sponsors and partners. Southeast appreciates each and every one of our Sponsors/Partners and is looking forward to this years drive.


Holiday Lights Recycling in the Kansas City Region

Southeast and its community partners are excited to build on the success of last year’€™s drive and hope to collect and recycle over 40,000 pounds of holiday lights between 11/22/18 and 1/11/19. In addition to keeping holiday lights out of the landfill, we have the benefit of providing work for our employees as they work to prepare the lights for recycling. Look for our collection containers inside over 50 participating locations.

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Here is how the drive works:

From November 19th, 2018 through November 23, 2018 a collection container will be delivered to retail stores, businesses and other collection sites.

  • Southeast will pick up full containers and exchange them for empty ones weekly.
  • There is no fee or expense to participate in the program.
  • 100% of holiday lights we collect will be recycled.

For more information about how to get involved please contact us