Monday, July 28, 2008

Little green step for the BIG orange

So I think the folks over at Home Depot read my CFL post :)...Yeah right, but they did do something very green - every one of their 1,973 stores now accepts and recycles CFLs - YEA!! The program started at the end of June apparently (so this might be old news to some of you). Here's the full release on it, but to sum it up, it's free and you can take in any expired, unbroken CFLs and give them to an associate at the returns desk. For broken CFLs you still need to dispose of them as hazardous waste though (see my CFL post here for info on that).


This is a great green step for the world's largest home improvement store, and they have some other eco things they're doing as well, like switching all their light showrooms to CFLs. LEDs are definitely the bulbs of the future but until the pricing comes down on them, switch to CFLs!...Home Depot just made recycling them alot easier!

5 comments:

Jade said...

Good to know! Thanks for the notice. I'm counting on you for my daily green updates! :)

Brian and Hannah said...

woo wooo!! this is great news! we just had a cfl spaz out, and now i have a disposal plan. by the way, i'm going to attempt the garbo nuts today. i'll let you know... :D

Brian and Hannah said...

oops, duh - enviromom had the garbo nuts recipe... i'll still let you know if they're any good! :D

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Apron Thrift Girl said...

Very good news. I find it crazy that that there are few easy places to recycle these. Thanks for the information