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CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps)

Name/Address/Hours Comments
Veolia Environmental Services
5726 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ
Phone: 800-368-9095

Collects used CFLs, incandescent and neon bulbs. Items are separated into their component parts and materials are recovered if possible. Accepts ballists, transformers, capacitors, batteries, electronics, mercury devices, PCB debris. Materials can be shipped. Call for more information. 

Larimer County Landfill
5887 S. Taft Hill Rd., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-498-5760

The Larimer County Landfill is located south of Fort Collins on Taft Hill Rd. (about two miles south of Harmony Rd.).  Please refer to the Larimer County Solid Waste website for hours and pricing.

The Recycling Center at Larimer County Landfill accepts commingled containers, newspaper, magazines, cardboard, office paper and shredded paper, and paperboard. The recycling center accepts already-shredded paper, but does not offer paper shredding services.

Also at the landfill are a Hazardous Waste Drop an e-waste recycling facility, and a recycling facility similar to the City's drop-off recycling site.

Ace Hardware - Clays
1001 E. Harmony Rd., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-223-9273

Offers free residential CFL and battery recycling. Also has a seasonal Christmas light recycling program.

The Light Center
2725 S College Ave., Fort Collins
Phone: 226-3430

Offers free residential CFL recycling.

Think Green From Home

Phone: 866-699-6466

Waste Management's Think Green From Home program provides convenient options for residents to properly recycle CFL, batteries and electronics from home. Accepts all batteries that are 9-volts or less, does not accept lithium, lithium-ion and lead-acid. Users of this program pay small processing and shipping fees. Go online to order a recycling kit.

Home Depot - North Store
1251 E. Magnolia St., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-224-1239

Accepts any rechargeable batteries (including power tools), cell phones, iPods, MP3s, CFLs (residential only) for recycling, free of charge.

Home Depot - South Store
4502 John F. Kennedy Pkwy., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-206-0774

Accepts cordless tool batteries, cell phones, iPods, MP3s, and CFLs (residential only) for recycling, free of charge. No fluorescent tubes.

Lowes Home Improvement
4227 Corbett Dr., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-232-7910

Accepts clean, dry plastic grocery bags for recycling, as well as rechargeable batteries, cell phones, and compact flourescent light bulbs (CFLs). 

Ace Hardware - Downtown
215 S. College Ave., Fort Collins
Phone: 970-224-4437

Accepts all rechargeable batteries, CFLs, and 4ft. flourescent tubes. 

General Information

CFLs contain a small amount of mercury thus should be handled and disposed of differently than traditional incandescent bulbs. Fort Collins area residents have several options of recycling CFLs, including drop-off locations and mail-in service. See also: fluorescent lights.