CFL light bulbs (compact fluorescent lamps), also called compact fluorescent lights contain small amounts of mercury. The EPA recommends that consumers recycle CFL bulbs. The great news is that there are plenty of local options when it comes to recycling CFL bulbs. Chances are, if you live in Indianapolis (or near any hardware store), a recycling location is close to you, as most major hardware stores including Lowes, Home Depot, and Ace Hardware recycle CFL bulbs. Now, let’s talk more about Where to Recycle CFL Bulbs in Indianapolis.
Where to Recycle CFL Bulbs in Indianapolis: Locations
Our favorite tool to find places to recycle CFL bulbs and other risky materials that may harm the earth is by using Earth911.com’s Recycle Search tool, which can be found by Clicking Here. All you have to do is type in your zip code and select the materials you need to recycle and it will locate the nearest recycle locations for you. Using this tool will give you the closest locations for where to recycle CFL bulbs in Indianapolis. Earth911’s Recycle Search is not limited to Indianapolis and can be used to locate recycling centers all around the country.
We used the Earth911 Recycle Search and found the following locations to be easily accessible, city wide locations for recycling CFL bulbs and other materials.
Batteries Plus is a great place to recycle CFL bulbs, because they have various locations around the city. They are also open seven days a week, which makes recycle items there easier. In addition to CFLs, they take all kinds of batteries including car batteries and Lithium-ion batteries. They recycle electronic devices such as laptop computers, MP3 players, digital cameras, GPS systems and more. For a complete list of items they recycle, visit the Batteries Plus Website.
Hardware Stores- Lowes and Home Depot:
Both stores have numerous convenient locations all around Indianapolis. They are both open seven days a week. And what’s even better? They both offer a 10% military discount with military ID. Both Lowes and Home Depot take CFLs, cell phones, Lithium-ion Batteries, Nickel-cadmium Batteries, Nickel-metal Hydride Batteries, and Nickel-zinc Batteries.
Indianapolis Tox Drop:
ToxDrop is a wonderful program managed by the Department of Public Works for Indianapolis/Marion County. According to the ToxDrop website: “Over the last decade, the ToxDrop program has diverted annually in excess of 1.0 million pounds of HHW from the city’s sewers, waterways, and landfills.” How impressive is that?
So, we suggest that if you have different types of hazardous waste materials like paint, cleaners, aerosol cans, batteries, fluorescent tubes, CFLs, propane tanks, pesticides, and electronics (like cell phone and computers. Click Here to visit ToxDrop’s website for hours and locations. If you have any questions, you can call them at (317) 327-2234.
Also, if you have any other questions about where to recycle CFL bulbs in Indianapolis, you can always give us a call at 317-291-DAWG or email us at [email protected]. Take care!