Thursday, July 10, 2008

Recycling Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL's) Just Got Easier

If you haven't started switching out your conventional light bulbs for CFL's, you now have one less excuse not to. Home Depot will now be accepting unbroken CFL's for recycling.

According to their press release 

At each The Home Depot store, customers can simply bring in any expired, unbroken
CFL bulbs, and give them to the store associate behind the returns desk. The bulbs will then be
managed responsibly by an environmental management company who will coordinate CFL
packaging, transportation and recycling to maximize safety and ensure environmental

I know that disposing of CFL's has been a big concern with many people because not all municipalities have the resources to recycle them yet. This makes it possible for the majority of the country to have a nearby recycling program for them. 

So stop making excuses and start switching out those bulbs. You'll love the energy savings when your bill comes and the environment will love it, too.

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Allison said...

This is a huge concern for me. Thanks for the heads up. You know, they last so long I think I only have had one go out on me in the last 2-3 years when I started to use them. And it went out within a month, I think it was a faulty bulb.

Melissa said...

great info! We've never changed one yet...we left the ones in our old place when we moved. We've been here for almost a year and a half and haven't changed a bulb yet. Just so you have more choices, I wanted to let you know Ikea and Ace Hardware (at least the one here) also take the old bulbs for recycling.

Robin Shreeves said...

We haven't had one go out on us yet, but I'm glad to know that when one does, it will be easy to dispose of.