Disposing of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

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Compact fluorescent lightbulb are a great energy saving option for lighting your home or office. However they must be disposed of properly due the trace amount of mercury they contain. This is a page about disposing of compact fluorescent light bulbs.
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When it comes to disposal and/or cleanup of CFL light bulbs, the most important and thorough information comes from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Proper end result disposal is not going out with your regular trash, but rather taken to an approved disposal center. Most Home Depot stores will take them for proper disposal even if your city or county offers the same service.

Here is the EPA information link. You can download it as a PDF to print and/or save for future reference:

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