Lamp/Bulb Recycling Made Easy
GE Lighting recommends recycling Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) or Linear Fluorescent Tubes at the end of life. All fluorescent bulbs require a very small amount of mercury to operate with high efficiency. Recycling recovers lamp materials, including mercury, for reuse.
• Recycling Programs
To facilitate and expand recycling options for our customers, GE has made
arrangements with recyclers that offer recycling options and
services for homeowners, retailers and distributors.
• Retail Stores Recycling CFLs
Some stores are offering CFL recycling services (typically at the customer service counter). Check for locations near you.
• Government Collection Centers
Many towns and cities offer recycling opportunities at local recycling centers or household hazardous waste collection centers. State requirements and recycling opportunities vary.
• Companies That Will Recycle Your Lamps
Note: Recycling companies at www.lamprecycle.org do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by GE or National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) of the companies or their technologies. Persons contacting the listed companies should make their own investigations and determinations about the costs and appropriateness of the activities of the listed companies.
• Utility Companies that Fund Recycling Programs for Retailers
Utilities in some states are funding CFL recycling programs offered by retailers. Please check with your local utility company for the availability of funding for CFL recycling or CFL promotional programs.