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

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 Household CFLs

Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) are substantially more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs which lose most of their energy to heat, and CFLs require 70 to 80% less electricity to operate. CFLs, like all fluorescent lamps, contain a small amount of...

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