CFL Recycling Iowa City IA

CFL recycling is easy to do and good for the environment. See below to learn more about CFL recycling in Iowa City, IA and gain access to energy-saving light bulb recycling, CFL recycling programs, CFL disposal, household recycling, and waste management recycling as well as advice on how to replace your traditional light bulbs with CFL lightbulbs.

Iowa City Landfill & Recycling Center
(319) 356-5185
3900 Hebel Avenue
Iowa City, IA

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Aa Recyclers
(319) 887-7146
2115 S Riverside Dr # 5
Iowa City, IA
 
Russell Salvage & Recycling
(319) 338-8679
2750 S Riverside Dr
Iowa City, IA
 
Rock Hard Concrete Recycling
(319) 631-3903
412 E Main St
West Branch, IA
 
A-TEC Recycling
(800) 551-4912
PO BOX 7391 5745 NE 17th Street
Des Moines, IA

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Iowa City Landfill & Recycling
(319) 356-5185
300 Hebl Ave
Iowa City, IA
 
City Carton Recycling
(319) 351-2848
3 E Benton St
Iowa City, IA
 
Ace Auto Recyclers Inc
(319) 338-7828
2752 S Riverside Dr
Iowa City, IA
 
Aaa Auto Recyclers
(319) 828-2035
3397 Highway 6 Trl
Homestead, IA
 
Waste Management of Iowa - Fairfield
(641) 472-2952
2060 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, IA

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Recycling CFLs is Finally Easy to Do!

Home_depot If you like the idea of energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs but worry about the mercury they contain, now you can worry a lot less. The Home Depot is selling bulbs that have cut the amount of mercury most bulbs contain in half. And when you’re finished with the bulbs, you can recycle them – along with any other CFLs you have – at any of the company’s 1,973 stores.

Collection_of_cfb Simply bring in your expired, unbroken CFL bulbs, and give them to the store associate behind the returns desk. The bulbs will be handled by an environmental management company that will coordinate CFL packaging, transportation and recycling to maximize safety and ensure environmental compliance.

“With more than 75 percent of households located within 10 miles of a Home Depot store, this program is the first national solution to providing Americans with a convenient way to recycle CFLs,” said the company’s Ron Jarvis, senior vice president, Environmental Innovation.

What’s the appeal of CFLs? They  use up to 75 percent less energy, last longer and cost less over time than incandescent bulbs. The average household can reduce its energy bills by $12 to $20 a month by using CFLs. The bulbs were once accused of emitting a harsh, glaring light. But many bulbs generate a softer, yellower light now, increasing the appeal of using them for any room in the house.

In addition to recycling CFLs, The Home Depot plans to introduce more dimmable compact fluorescents within the year. Home Depot’s bulbs contain 2.3 to 3.5 milligrams of mercury, which is below the National Electrical Manufacturers Association recommendation of 5 milligrams or fewer. It is a small amount, equivalent to the volume of the steel ball in the tip of a ballpoint pen. By comparison, home thermostats contain about 1,000 times more mercury than the common CFL.

The company says it sold more than 75 million CFL’s in 2007, saving Americans approximately $4.8 billion in energy costs and preventing 51.8 billon pounds in climate-changing greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere over the life of the bulbs.

The Home Depot is not only encouraging consumers to change their light bulbs. It’s doing the same in its own stores. The company expects to save $16 million in annual energy costs by switching all of its U.S. Light Fixture Showrooms to CFLs by the fall of 2008.

Home_depot_ecoearthday The CFL recycling program is an extension of The Home Depot's Eco Options program. Eco Options, launched in April 2007, is a classifi...

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