14741 Tue, 06/24/2008 - 12:02pm
ATLANTA–The Home Depot has launched a free, in-store, consumer compact fluorescent light bulb recycling program at all 1,973 locations.
Consumers can bring in any expired, unbroken CFL bulbs to the returns desk to be handled by an environmental management company that will then coordinate CFL packaging, transportation and recycling to maximize safety and ensure environmental compliance, the retailer said in a statement.
Home Depot has also launched an in-store energy conservation program to switch its lighting departments in U.S. stores from incandescent bulbs to CFLs by fall 2008, which is expected to save $16 million annually in energy costs.
The CFL recycling program is an extension of The Home Depot’s Eco Options program launched in April 2007, which identifies products that have less of an impact on the environment.
Home Depot’s Canada unit launched a CFL recycling program last November.