WM 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, 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.