Compact Fluorescent Bulb Recycling
Bulb recycling is good for the environment,
and it's the Law.
Used fluorescent and high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps require special care because they contain a small amount of mercury. Because it's important to limit the amount of mercury entering our environment, Minnesota law states that fluorescent bulbs cannot be disposed of with your household garbage.
Although fluorescent bulbs require special care after they burned out, they'll last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs, and they use 75 percent less energy. With today's improving lighting technology, fluorescent bulbs give you the same warm quality of light as regular bulbs.
Check with your local retailer for recycling options. Many home
improvement stores offer recycling of residential bulbs free of
Tube bulbs or other items containing Mercury, are accepted, for a fee, at
Green Lights Recycling.