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Fluorescent Light bulb Disposal

When fluorescent lamps and light bulbs are broken, especially due to improper disposal, they release mercury into the atmosphere. By contacting a collection service or pre-paid shipping service, you can ensure that your light bulbs and lamps are safely recycled. You can also prevent the need to dispose of these light bulbs in the first place by purchasing long-life or low-mercury fluorescents, labeled by a "green tip" or green-colored aluminum end. Click here for more information on CFL disposal.

National Resources

All around the country are stores that will help you recycle your old light bulbs - you just have to find which one is closest.

Resources that Provide Pre-Paid Shipping Services

Online sources that take back your old light bulbs make it incredibly easy by providing pre-paid shipping services.

City-Specific Guidelines for Fluorescent Light bulb Disposal

Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C.



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