Did you know? LED lights use up to 99 percent less energy than standard holiday lights.
Did you know? If every American home replaced just one light with a compact fluorescent (CFL) bulb that’s earned the ENERGY STAR, we would save enough energy to light 3 million homes for a year.
Fluorescent bulbs contain mercury which can harm health and the environment if not disposed of properly. Do not place in the garbage.
Flourescent bulbs are considered hazardous due to the mercury content and their explosive nature when broken and should be disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste Site.
Incandescent Bulbs, the old style household light bulbs, may be safely disposed of in the garbage.
CFL (Compact Flourescent Light) Bulbs, the new energy efficient “curlyque” bulbs may be disposed of at a number of locations in the area:Ace Hardware Stores Rockford - 3118 Rockton Ave., 815-962-6995 Winnebago – 703 N. Elida St., 815-355-1494 Belvidere – 302 Meadow St., 815-544-9888 Home Depot Stores Rockford – 6930 Argus Dr., 815-636-8880 Machesney Park – 1580 West Lane Rd., 815-282-8234 Home Environment Center Rockford – 6407 E. Riverside Blvd., 815-282-9000 Lowes Home Improvement Warehouse Rockford – 7130 E. State St., 815-394-1300
- Clean Harbors Environmental (815-239-1070)
- Veolia Environmental Systems (815-874-8431)
- W.C. Environmental Services (815-654-4726)