Frequent Questions

How do I clean up or dispose of a compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb? How do CFLs work?

EPA's CFL website provides recommended steps to clean up a broken CFL, information about where to recycle CFLs after they burn out, information about the phaseout of inefficient incandescent bulbs, and more.
The ENERGY STAR website also includes information about how CFLs and other fluorescent bulbs work:


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