Using up to 75% less electricity and lasting up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs, hard-working CFLs can pay for themselves in the first year.*
However, they do contain a small amount of mercury that can be harmful to the environment.
So take the next step and recycle your CFLs properly by simply dropping them off at one of our recycling drop-off locations.
We recycle over 90 per cent of each bulb
We recycle and divert the glass, aluminum, phosphor powder and mercury. Please bring used CFL bulbs in a sealed plastic bag in case of accidental breakage. Plastic bags will also be recycled.
The CFL Recycling Program is for compact fluorescent bulbs only. The City of Toronto offers a recycling program for long fluorescent tubes. For information about recycling fluorescent tubes, please visit www.toronto.ca/garbage/fluorescent.htm.
Toronto Hydro CFL recycling drop-off locations
Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.**
14 Carlton Street, Main lobby
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*Source: ENERGY STAR
**Please note: You must be a resident of the City of Toronto to use these facilities.