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Fluorescent Bulb Take-Back

Stores that sell fluorescent bulbs are encouraged to accept used bulbs from consumers. These bulbs contain materials that can harm the environment and must be disposed of properly.

What's covered: compact fluorescent bulbs, circular and u-shaped fluorescent bulbs, and fluorescent tubes.

Businesses affected: All retailers that sell fluorescent bulbs are encouraged to participate. Some major retailers that have fluorescent bulb take-back programs are Ikea, Home Depot, and Lowes.

How To Participate

Put out an appropriate collection bin in a clearly marked, easily accessible spot and accept used, unbroken bulbs at no charge during normal business hours.

Notify your customers that you accept unbroken fluorescent bulbs for recycling. Download free signs.

Make sure the bulbs are intact before sealing the container and taking it to a permitted recycling facility.