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Light Bulb Recycling

CFLs are a great energy saver, with one bulb lasting up to 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb! Because CFLs contain mercury, they are hazardous when broken. Therefore, it is especially important to not throw them away when they are at the end of their lifetime. Take them to 125 Bryan Building, or 117 Peabody Maintenance and they will be recycled for you (map of locations here). Due to concerns regarding breakage, do not send them in campus mail! Please hand-deliver. Place the CFL in a sealed plastic bag or a Ziploc-type baggie prior to coming to the drop-off location in the event that the bulb is dropped during delivery.

Small light bulbs can be picked up with waste via Vanderbilt’s Waste Collection Form through the normal waste collection process.