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Cleanup and Safe Disposal of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

EPA encourages Americans to use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) for residential lighting to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that lead to global climate change.  Fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury. You can prevent potential mercury exposure to you and your environment by:

  • storing and handling CFLs responsibly;
  • following our tips when cleaning up broken CFLs; and
  • recycling or disposing of CFLs properly.

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