CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Bulbs) are commonplace in many homes, being highly desirable for their high energy savings in comparison to incandescent bulbs. But CFLs contain small amounts of mercury that when disposed incorrectly can leak out into the environment.
California law states that all CFLs must be recycled. These businesses will recycle your CFLs for free:
If you recently had one of you T12 fluorescent bulbs burn out, you may have encountered a shortage of them in your local lighting stores. If you have been lucky and found a few, you will have noticed their prices have been raised remarkably.
This is because of a bill passed back in 2007 demanding greater energy independence- known as the Energy Independence and Security Act and it has finally started taking its first steps.