Recycling Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Recycling Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Lily Gahagan
Jun 24, 2008

One of the major negatives associated with switching to Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) from standard bulbs is the hazards associated with disposing of them when through. Because they contain trace amounts of Mercury, CFLs can cause harm to the environment if not properly recycled, but it can be difficult to find recycling centers that will take them on a regular basis (they're usually only able to be dropped off on days designated for hazardous waste). Luckily a large national chain announced today their solution to the dilemma...

Home Depot is now accepting CFLs for recycling at all of their branches, every day of the week. We think this is a great step by the company, as it will hopefully make it more convenient for people to dispose of their bulbs in a safe and easy way, without having to keep a box in the garage with their old batteries and paint cans.

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