Office of Sustainability

CFL Recycling in Humboldt County: A Pilot Program

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Abstract: 
Overview of issues surrounding the increased use of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and problems associated with their disposal/ recycling in Humboldt County. Project looks at current incentives and distribution programs pertaining to CFLs and develops additional recycling methods such as deposite sites around the community where CFLs can be taken and collected later by the Humboldt Waste Management Authority. Includes discussions of educational outreach and adverstisement campaigns to raise local community awareness of CFLs and how to recycle them.
Problem Statement: 
Develop additional resources for the recycling of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and raise awareness among community members of issues pertaining to CFL use and disposal.
Authors: 
Ben Mattio
Gregg Hein
Course Code: 
ENVS 410
Instructor: 
Richard Hansis
Date: 
fall 2007
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