Finding a CFL Recycler Near You


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According to ENERGY STAR, Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) use significantly less energy than traditional light bulbs (75% less), and produce less mercury than traditional bulbs. If every home in America replaced just one incandescent light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified CFL, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to that of 800,000 cars. And even though CFLs contain a small amount of mercury that could ultimately end up in the environment, that amount is significantly less than the amount of mercury avoided as a result of the energy savings.

Importance of recycling: But because of the mercury in CFLs, it is important to dispose of them correctly. There are places all over Minnesota that accept CFLs for recycling. To learn more about CFLs and the importance of recycling, check out this factsheet from ENERGY STAR.

Using the map: Use this map to find a CFL recycler near you. Use the tools on the top left corner of the map to zoom in to your area of the state, and find the CFL icon nearest you. Click on the icon to get the address and phone number of the recycling facility.

Map created using                                                                                                 View full screen map

Map last updated: May 12, 2009

Data source: The locations from this map are all from To check for the most recently updated information on CFL recycling locations, please click here. CERTs will update our map several times each year.

Adding your company to the map: You need to create an account with This will allow your company to be listed on this map, and accessed by the thousands of people using every day. To create a listing or update your information, visit the Earth911 Manager.


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