ENERGY STAR reports that Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) use up to 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. In addition, although they contain a small abount of mercury, the energy they save cuts down on they amount of mercury released into the environment from burning coal. If each home in America replaced just one incandescent light bulb with a CFL, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to that of 800,000 cars!
Importance of recycling: But because of the mercury in CFLs, it is important to dispose of them correctly. There are places all over Minnesota that accept CFLs for recycling. To learn more about CFLs and the importance of recycling, check out this factsheet from ENERGY STAR.
Using the map: Use this map to find a CFL recycler near you. Use the tools on the top left corner of the map to zoom in to your area of the state, and find the CFL icon nearest you. Click on the icon to get the address and phone number of the recycling facility.
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Map last updated: May 12, 2009
Data source: The locations from this map are all from Earth911.com. To check for the most recently updated information on CFL recycling locations, please click here. CERTs will update our map several times each year.
Adding your company to the map: You need to create an account with Earth911.com. This will allow your company to be listed on this map, and accessed by the thousands of people using Earth911.com every day. To create a listing or update your information, visit the Earth911 Manager.