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Lamp Recycling for Homeowners & Small Businesses

Organization(s) New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services
Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Project Description In a first-of-a-kind program, True Value hardware stores, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES), Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC), and Public Service of New Hampshire teamed up to a create a system to collect, consolidate, and recycle spent fluorescent lamps generated by homeowners and small businesses.

Homeowners and small businesses may bring in up to six fluorescent lamps to participating local sores where they will be accepted for free.

In the first year, 24 participating TrueValue hardware stores accepted and recycled 814 compact fluorescent lamps and 26,920 linear feet of straight lamps. This year, the program has expended to Ace Hardware stores. As of March 2008, 14 Ace Hardware stores around New Hampshire agreed to collect spent lamps from homeowners and small businesses to increase the recycling rate. NH DES received funding for this project under a settlement agreement to conduct mercury reduction projects.

More Info www.des.nh.gov/nhppp/Mercury/default.asp?link=lamp
Project Contact
Name Paul Lockwood
Phone 603-271-2956
Project Keywords
Areas of P2 Expertise Energy Efficiency
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 18 No. 1, Spring 2008 [PDF]


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