How can I recycle compact florescent light (CFL) bulbs?
Many hardware supply stores and other retailers offer in-store recycling. CFLs can also be taken to your local household chemical roundup event for recycling. Visit Earth 911 to find a store in your area. CFLs contain small amounts of mercury-containing powder. If you have accidentally broken a bulb, have people and pets leave the room. Air out the room for 5-10 minutes by opening a door or window (remember to shut off central heating and air if you have one). Do not vacuum. Wear gloves and collect broken glass and visible powder using a stiff paper or cardboard. Use a disable wet wipes or damp towel to pick up any residue. Detailed instructions can be found on the Environmental Protection Agency website.

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1. What items are accepted at Household Chemical Roundup events?
2. How can I dry latex paint on my own?
3. Where can you recycle electronic and computer waste?
4. How can I recycle compact florescent light (CFL) bulbs?
5. How do I dispose of medication?
6. How do I dispose of mercury?
7. What are the dates for the Household Chemical Roundups?
8. Where can I dispose of household hazardous waste when there is not a chemical roundup?