Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Compact Flourescent Light (CFL) Bulb recycling at Home Depot

Right Lane Driver commented about CFL recycling at Home Depot. The Home Depot's CFL bulb recycling initiative can be found on this link.

I had to drop by my local store to see for myself and take a couple of pictures so I could put them on the site.

I found the CFL recycling bin near the Customer Service area and it looks like this.
As you can see on the picture, my son wanted to be in the picture again.

The bin might be located at different areas on other stores. Check with the Customer Service for the exact location in case you're planning to drop off your CFL bulbs.

Recycling instructions are listed on top of the bin. It says:

For safety purposes, please follow instructions:
1. Place compact flourescent bulb into provided bag.
(I didn't took a picture of the bag because it's just a clear plastic bag).

2. Place the bag into the recycling bin.

Right Lane Driver also mentioned that CFL bulbs contain mercury. This is true and everyone using CFL bulbs should be aware of it. The U.S. EPA website provides information on how to properly dispose of the CFL bubs. Click here to visit the U.S. EPA website.


Imelda said...

yeah mercury is so harmful to man's health.. .

Borneo Falcon said...

Nice initiative to recycle the CFL bulb

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