Recycling Information
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)

Basic Information about CFLs 

Resources for Recycling or Proper Disposal of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
NOTE: Residential recycling programs are not yet available in most regions

  • The following links have information regarding how to recycle or properly dispose of CFLs:
    www.epa.gov/bulbrecycling
    www.earth911.org
    www.lamprecycle.org 

  • If you cannot find a recycling or disposal center in your area, call your local government or look on the internet or in the phone book for your local or municipal government entity responsible for waste collection or household hazardous waste.

  • Some states permit used or broken CFLs in the garbage. If your state allows this practice, seal the bulb in two plastic bags and put it into the outside trash, or other protected outside location, for the next normal trash collection. CFLs should not be disposed of in an incinerator.

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