Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

What is a CFL?

  • (CFL) Compact fluorescents are an efficient form of lighting. CFL bulbs use one-quarter to one-third as much electricity to give the same light output as a standard incandescent bulb, while creating much less heat, and last up to 10 times as long.

What should I do with my used CFLs?

  • CFLs contain a trace amount of mercury, and while one CFL does not pose a hazard to you or to the environment, there are millions of CFLs currently being used in households and businesses. It's important that we all make an effort to keep large concentrations of CFLs out of landfills by recycling them and not throwing them in the trash.
  • Recycling of CFLs is available at all Lowe's and Home Depot locations and the Elizabethtown Borough Office is accepting intact (unbroken) spent CFLs as well!