Home Depot Launches CFL Recycling Program
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CFL Recycling Solution

Osram Sylvania is now offering two compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) recycling options to individual consumers and small communities to make proper disposal and recycling of spent mercury-containing CFLs more convenient. The MiniPak CFL mail-back recycling kit is a 6-inch cube that holds up to 15 CFLs. The Community CFL Pail RecyclePak is 15 inches high and wide and holds up to 90 CFLs. Both pre-labeled kits can be purchased online; pre-paid FedEx return labels are included. To order, visit Read more

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Managing Mercury: A Progress Report

all fluorescent lamps require mercury to start and operate. Once the lamp is disposed of, however, that mercury can become a hazardous substance in the environment. This problem has resulted in more than a decade of federal and state regulation that can be confusing to owners, architects and lighting professionals alike. Read more

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Recycling Mercury

An educational CD promoting the recycling of mercury-containing lamps is now available through the Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers (ALMR), the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). The CD is a result of the Lamp Recycling Outreach Project (LROP) funded in 2003 through a cooperative agreement with the United States E.P.A. Read more

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