Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s) have become a popular alternative to traditional incandescent light bulbs due to their energy efficiency. CFL’s typically use up to 75% less energy and can last up to 10 times longer than regular light bulbs.
However, because CFL’s do contain a small amount of mercury, it is important that these bulbs are disposed of in a proper manner.
Residents can take used CFL's :
Kane County Recycling (630) 208-3841
Home Depot (No Charge) 955 N Randall Road Elgin (847) 622-9441
Batteries Plus 352 S Randall Road Elgin (847) 289-8990 (Cost per bulb)
Links to more information on compact fluorescent light bulbs: