The Buffalo Grove Health Department along with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) is sponsoring a CFL recycling program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends the use of CFLs in order to minimize energy use and help provide for a cleaner environment.
Generally, each CFL contains a small amount (5 mg) of mercury. The CFL recycling program was designed to help ensure the environmentally safe recycling of these bulbs and to remove this potential mercury contamination from the waste stream.
CFL Bulb Drop-Off
CFL bulbs can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at:
Buffalo Grove Village Hall
50 Raupp Blvd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Any questions can be directed to the Health Department at 847-459-2530.