Fluorescent lamps have been touted for their energy efficiency and longer lifespan than incandescent bulbs. However, each bulb contains a small amount of mercury, making their disposal an environmental issue. If thrown in with regular trash, broken bulbs could leach mercury into the groundwater, eventually contaminating our water supply. Fortunately, fluorescent bulbs can be recycled.
City of Durango's Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Program
U-shaped fluorescent bulbs and odd shaped fluorescent tubes
FluorescentBulbs are accepted at the Durango Recycle Center on Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm Maximum of 8 bulbs accepted per drop-off
The following fees apply:
$1.00 per four foot bulb and $2.00 per eight foot bulb
$3.00 per oddly shaped bulbs, fluorescent tubes and u-shaped bulbs
Commercial quantities (more than 8 bulbs) no longer accepted