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Fluorescent Lamp recycling

Wisconsin's Focus on Energy has sponsored a fluorescent lamp (curly type) recycling program. As of November, 2007 residential bulbs can be recycled at the following participating local retailers:

Hayward - Ace Hardware and Co-op Hardware
Poplar - Poplar Hardware
Solon Springs - Solon Springs Mercantile

Some 5 million Compact Fluorescent Lamps are being sold in Wisconsin annually. While these bulbs save energy and reduce the emissions from power plants, they also contain mercury and should be recycled. According to the Mercury Product Flow Model developed for DNR, an estimated 263 kilograms (580 lbs) of mercury were released to the environment from fluorescents in 2000 -- and this was before the rapid increase in sales of compact fluorescents. The Council on Recycling has chosen mercury-containing products as one of its priorities for improving management, and, where possible, the elimination of the use of mercury.

Focus on Energy has set up a program to facilitate the take back and recycling of fluorescents at over 250 retailers throughout the state. Their web page has a locater for these businesses at www.FocusOnEnergy.com. (Under 'Store Type', choose the listing for 'CFL Recycler'.)

 
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