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Fluorescent Lamp and CFL Collection Sites

EcoLight and Total Reclaim - locations in WA, OR and AK

EcoLights Recycling Facility (Seattle, WA)

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Total Reclaim (Seattle, WA, Portland, OR and Anchorage, AK)

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Puget Sound Energy (PSE) - Collection sites in Western Washington

Expanded list of businesses that collect fluorescent lamps.

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Free CFL collection sites.

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Bartell Drug – Free CFL collection at all 57 neighborhood drugstores

Bartell Drug Store Locator – search by ZIP code

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McLendon Hardware – 6 retail hardware stores in Western Washington

McLendon Hardware Store Locator – search by ZIP code

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Avista Utilities – Avista offices and partner locations offering free CFL collection

Free CFL collection sites in Eastern Washington, Idaho and Oregon.

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Laws and Government

FEDERAL
United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
“The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.”
Mercury
Mercury: Laws and Regulations
Cleaning Up a Broken CFL
[ALL STATES] Mercury: State Legislation & Regulations
PCB
PCBs in Fluorescent Light Fixtures
EPA: Drum-top Fluorescent Lamp Crushers 2009
Envirofacts Data Warehouse

State - Washington
Washington State Dept. of Ecology
“…the Dept. of Ecology has three goals: Prevent pollution, Clean up pollution [and] Support sustainable communities and natural resources…”
Using Fluorescent Lamp Crushing Equipment
Mercury Reduction
Environmentally Preferable Product Report - Recycling Fluorescent Lamps
Recycling Spent Chloroflurocarbon and Hydrochlorofluorcarbon Refrigerants
Laws and Rules

State - Oregon
State of Oregon: Dept. of Environmental Quality
“The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment.”
Electronics (E-Waste) Recycling Program
Mercury Information
Fact Sheets [all programs]
Laws and Regulations

State - Alaska
Alaska Dep. Of Environmental Conservation
“Conserving, improving and protecting Alaska's natural resources and the environment.”

Conservation and the Environment

Earth 911
“Earth 911 delivers actionable local information on the environment that empowers people to act locally, live responsibly and contribute to sustainability.”
 
 
Natural Resources Defense Council
“Our mission is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants, and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.”
 
 
EcoEarth.info
“EcoEarth.Info is a one of a kind Environment Portal - with genuine Internet search, cutting biocentric commentary & constant news and link tracking - and dedicated to achieving global environmental sustainability.”
 
Thousands of links to information organized by air, land, ocean, sustainability, toxics and water.

Basel Action Network (BAN)
“BAN works to prevent the globalization of the toxic chemical crisis. We work in opposition to toxic trade in toxic wastes, toxic products and toxic technologies, that are exported from rich to poorer countries. Alternatively, we work to ensure national self-sufficiency in waste management through clean production and toxics use reductions”
 
Links to information and organizations around the world focusing on toxics, the environment and related issues..

Greenpeace
“Greenpeace…acts to change attitudes and behavior, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace by catalyzing an energy revolution, defending our oceans, protecting the world’s ancient forests, working for disarmament and peace, creating a toxic free future [and] campaigning for sustainable agriculture…”
 

United Nations Environment Programme
“To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.”
 

Starting January 1, 2013, it will be illegal for businesses and residents to throw mercury-containing lights in the trash. EcoLights has the information on the law and what it means for you.
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All fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) contain small amounts of mercury. Nationwide, only about 25% of the 680 million lights discarded each year are recycled. The remainder is disposed of in solid waste landfills and incinerators. In Washington this represents over 15 million lamps per year.
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