Clean Up and Disposal Guidelines for CFL Bulbs

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Fact Sheet

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CFL bulbs are energy efficient, saving you money on your home's lighting costs. However, due to trace amounts of mercury contained in CFLs, burnt out bulbs should be disposed of properly through a local recycling program. Additionally, there are several important safety steps that should be followed in the event you break a CFL in your home. Download this fact sheet for specific details on disposing of a burnt out CFL and safety steps for cleaning up a broken CFL.

  • General safety precautions
  • Disposing of burnt out CFLs
  • Steps to clean up a broken CFL

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