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Friday, June 27, 2008

Recycle your CFLS for free

The Home Depot has expanded its in-store compact fluorescent light bulb recycling program at locations nationwide.

Customers can bring any expired, unbroken compact fluorescent light bulb to the returns desk at any one of the more than 1,900 locations.

The energy-efficient bulbs contain a small amount of mercury and, if tossed in the garbage, the mercury can be released into the air or groundwater.

The recycling program is an extension of the company’s Eco Options program, a classification system that allows customers to easily identify products that have less of an environmental impact.

According to the retailer, 75 percent of households live within 10 miles of a Home Depot location making the program the first national solution to CFL recycling.

1 comment:

rox said...

YAY! Previously, the only place to recycle this was with the City at their Public Works Deparment....during certain hours only! So non-City-of-Cola residents were out of luck until now!