Just like paint, batteries, thermostats and household chemicals, it is important to dispose of CFLs properly. Alberta Environment recognizes that fluorescent bulbs are an environmental and waste management issue and encourages all Albertans to divert fluorescent bulbs from landfills to other end-of-life management options such as recycling.
Within our community, CFL light bulbs are accepted at some home improvement and hardware retailers as part of their recycling programs. CFL bulbs, can also be taken free of charge, to the City's Waste Management Facility as part of the Household Hazardous Waste Program.
For more specific information on CFL recycling check out Project Porchlight or refer to Alberta's Recycling Hotline.