Much has been written in the media lately on how Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) use up to 75% less energy and last 10 times longer than traditional incandescent light bulbs. Add to that the information that electricity prices in Pennsylvania are set to soar in the coming years, has led many of us to switch from incandescent light bulbs to CFLs.
However, CFLs have mercury content and should not be simply discarded in the trash. It is recommended that CFLs be recycled. At this time, it is our understanding that Home Depot stores are accepting unbroken CFL bulbs for free to be recycled. (take the bulbs to the Customer Service desk). At this time, Home Depot will not accept tubes. Watch this space for any future recycling sites or news.
Dispose of your unbroken CFLs at Home Depot:
440 Home Drive,
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
An alternative for Findlay Township Residents for CFL's and Fluorescent Tubes is Waste Management "At Your Door." As part of your service, Waste Management will pick up various Household Hazardous Waste at your front door. Click here for the current flyer outlining the process and what is accepted.