launches curbside CFL recycling program
Waste Management, Inc., has launched a new
program for communities to recycle used compact fluorescent lamps
(CFLs) in a safe, environmentally responsible manner along with
their residential recycling programs.
Waste Management launched its curbside CFL
recycling program in four communities where it provides residential
recycling services: Rolling Hills Estates, California; Melbourne,
Florida; Palm Bay City, Florida; and Brevard County, Florida.
Residents will receive a specially designed Mercury VaporLok®
container that can safely store up to 12 standard CFLs. When
the bag is full, residents call Waste Management to collect the
container through their current curbside pickup service. Waste
Management can customize this service based on the needs of each
community to ensure the program is intuitive and effective.
For those communities that do not have Waste
Management residential recycling services, residents can recycle
their CFLs through Waste Management’s ThinkGreenFromHome.com,
which provides consumers with a convenient option to recycle
their household universal waste directly from their home with
confidence it will be handled safely and responsibly.