Ever had someone come up to you and say “I’ve got a bag of CFL bulbs at the house and don’t know what to do with them?” Okay, maybe that never happens to you, but it’s happened to me a number of times.
So what should you do with a CFL bulb that doesn’t work anymore?
Simple, you recycle it.
Like the image above, there are CFL recycling bins all around your town, noticeably the ‘big box’ stores.
I grabbed this photo the last time I was at LOWE’s. The bin is located within 5 feet of the entrance by the ‘returns’ counter. There’s a plastic bag where you can place your bulbs and a safe place to drop the bag.
So when your bulbs stop working, you can buy CFLs with an automatic discount and recycle your old bulbs for free at a ‘one stop shop.’ Better yet, their recycling center also accepts old batteries (for a power drill) and plastic bags.
If there isn’t a LOWE’s convenient to you, check out http://www.lamprecycle.org for other places to recycle.
And if your CFL breaks before you can recycle it, we’ve got you covered (Scroll down to ‘What to Do if a CFL Breaks’)
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