Information for Households/Consumers of Energy Efficient, Mercury Containing Fluorescent Lamps

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Household users of energy efficient, mercury containing fluorescent lamps, including compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), are typically exempt from special disposal requirements. While CFLs for your home are not legally considered hazardous waste, it is still best for the environment to dispose of your CFL properly.

Recycling opportunities are becoming increasingly available in many towns and cities and there may also be collection events when fluorescent lamps are collected along with other hazardous household waste.

Download this fact sheet to learn about:

  • Disposing of CLFs when recycling is not an option
  • Recommended clean-up procedures in the event of lamp breakage
  • Resources for recycling or proper disposal of CFLs
  • Informative web links for lamp recycling

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