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Lighting Voluntary Take-Back Programs

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CFL recycling
Holiday lighting

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take-back guidelines for retailers 


CFL Recycling 

  • Home Depot leaving NYCWasteLess, a chain of hardware stores, will accept at no cost any type of unbroken, expired compact fluorescent bulbs for recycling at their returns desk. See their store finder leaving NYCWasteLess to find the closest retail location.
  • IKEA leaving NYCWasteLess, a chain of furniture stores, will accept at no cost any type of unbroken, expired compact fluorescent bulbs for recycling at all their stores. See their store finder leaving NYCWasteLess to find the closest retail location.
  • Beacon Paint & Hardware leaving NYCWasteLess accepts old fluorescent bulbs for recycling with the purchase of the same number of new energy-saving bulbs.
  • Lowes leaving NYCWasteLess accepts any expired, unbroken CFL for recycling.

Search for more retailers with take-back programs at recycleabulb.com leaving NYCWasteLess.

CFLs and fluorescent tubes are accepted for recycling at any DSNY Household Special Waste Drop-Off Site

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Holiday Lighting

The proceeds from recycling used holiday lights sent to Christmas light source are used to donate books to Toys for Tots.

Holiday lights can be sent to HolidayLEDs.com leaving NYCWasteLess in exchange for a coupon for new energy efficient LED holiday lights during their seasonal holiday light recycling program.

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