Now that Halloween is past, Berkeley's Rising Sun Energy Center is getting an early start on the holiday season with a "Free Holiday/Christmas Light Swap."
Just bring in your old incandescent strand of lights on Nov. 18 between 1-4 p.m. to 2530 San Pablo Ave. in Berkeley to receive new, energy-efficient LED lights for free, says the center.
Both color and clear lights will be available. Your old lights will be recycled with proceeds going to cancer research, the center says.
To participate, you must reside in Alameda or Contra Contra Costa county and show a copy of your PG&E bill.
The swap is being done in coordination with Ecology Center.
More information can be obtained by calling 510-647-8182 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.