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Fluorescent Light Bulbs

More and more residents are purchasing compact fluorescent light bulbs for use in their homes. These bulbs are more energy efficient and last longer than standard incandescent bulbs. Switching to fluorescent bulbs in your home is a great way to "go green." When it's time to dispose of them, make sure that you handle them properly.  Fluorescents contain a small amount of mercury and can't be thrown out with the regular trash. Miami-Dade residents can bring them to one of our Home Chemical Collection Centers. We'll take compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and traditional long-tube fluorescent lights at our sites.

There are also local retailers that will accept CFLs. Be sure to contact the store for more details and program specifics before delivering bulbs.

Florida's Department of Environmental Protection also provides information about mercury disposal and CFLs.

Learn what to do if a fluorescent light bulb breaks. Visit the EPA's web site on fluorescent and other mercury-containing light bulbs

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