Home Depot collects your used CFLs

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Been wondering where to recycle your burned-out CFL light bulbs?

Home Depot has started a program to recycle them. You can find out more about the program on the Home Depot web site.

Remember, don’t recycle a broken CFL bulb. If you’ve broken a CFL, follow the EPA guidelines for cleanup and disposal. They contain trace amounts of mercury and should be disposed of properly.

If this all sounds daunting, remember that CFL technology saves you money and is a stop-gap measure until incredibly efficient and long-lasting LED light bulbs become widely available and reasonably priced in a few years. Until then, handle your CFLs with care and save green!

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