Compact Fluorescent Bulb Recycling


Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s) have become a popular alternative to traditional incandescent light bulbs due to their energy efficiency. CFL’s typically use up to 75% less energy and can last up to 10 times longer than regular light bulbs.

However, because CFL’s do contain a small amount of mercury, it is important that these bulbs are disposed of in a proper manner.

Residents can take used CFL's :

  • Kane County Recycling (630) 208-3841
  • Home Depot (No Charge) 955 N Randall Road Elgin (847) 622-9441
  • Batteries Plus 352 S Randall Road Elgin (847) 289-8990 (Cost per bulb)


Links to more information on compact fluorescent light bulbs:

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