Why should you take the time to recycle your light bulbs (“lamps” is the proper industry term)? Because everyone is doing it. As it turns out, the number of lamps recycled annually has risen from 70 million in 1997 to 156 million in 2003.
With lamps such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), mercury content needs to be taken into consideration before disposal.
Mercury is an extremely hazardous waste and is a major health concern when it comes in contact with humans and animals. In humans, mercury can cause brain and kidney damage. While many companies hope to have non-mercury CFLs in the near future, right now, such lamps are not widely available.
Ask us how we can help you recycle your bulbs safely.