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Home Depot to offer CFL recycling

Home Depot, the nation's second-largest retailer and an ENERGY STAR retail partner, announced that it will recycle used compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) in all 1,973 of its stores in the United States. This will initiate the nation's largest recycling program of CFLs.

EPA has also been studying the possibility of the federal government placing CFL collection boxes at U.S. Post Offices, said Jim Berlow, director of the agency's hazardous waste minimization and management division, according to the New York Times on June 24, 2008.

The Times also reported, ďHome Depotís program, which will accept any makerís bulbs, will bring relatively convenient recycling within reach of most households.Ē Ron Jarvis, Home Depotís senior vice president for environmental innovation, estimated that 75% of the nation's homes are within 10 miles of a Home Depot.