CFL Recycling

CFL Recycling

CFL Bulb

Because CFLs contain a small amount of mercury, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that consumers take advantage of available local recycling options for CFLs. Consumers can contact their local municipal solid waste agency directly, or go to or to identify local recycling options.

While Home Depot stores take back used, unbroken CFLs for free, the EPA is working with CFL manufacturers and major U.S. retailers to further expand recycling and disposal options.

Learn more about recycling and disposal in Pennsylvania.

Disposing of CFLs

Like any other product containing potentially hazardous materials that you use in your home, CFLs come with some special instructions.

Learn what you should do if a CFL breaks in your home.