Santa Cruz launches bulb recycling

January 29, 2009 7:18:47 AM PST
Santa Cruz County officials are kicking off a new program to get more people to recycle fluorescent light bulbs.

CFL's contain a small amount of mercury which can harm the environment if the bulbs are not properly recycled. The "Take it back partnership" will establish recycling drop-offs at 13 businesses throughout the county.

Participating Stores:

Santa Cruz

235 River St
ACE Hardware
855 Almar Av
1122 Soquel Av

Scotts Valley
Scarborough Lumber
20 El Pueblo Rd
Scarborough Lumber
218 Mt Hermon Rd

Orchard Supply Hardware
1601 41st Ave

2435 41st Av

ACE Hardware
72 Rancho del Mar

Ben Lomond
Scarborough Lumber
9470 Hwy 9

Boulder Creek
12990 Highway 9

Orchard Supply Hardware
1060 S Green Valley Rd

ACE Hardware
1984 Freedom Blvd
ACE Hardware
451 Main St

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