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Free CFL recycling at ALL Menards Stores!

9 June 2008
CFL recycling has never been so easy! We are proud to announce a new FREE and convenient CFL recycling program that will launch TODAY Monday, June 9th at Menards stores statewide!
The Center for Energy and Environment, creators of the Minnesota Energy Challenge, has joined Great River Energy and its 28 member cooperatives to offer CFL recycling at no charge to Minnesota residents. You can now drop off expired CFLs at the service desk of any of the 36 Menards home improvement stores located in Minnesota. I’ve exhaustively covered CFLs on this blog, and I know a lot of people are concerned that they aren’t being properly recycled. Until now there hasn’t been a free and convenient way to recycle CFLs – but there is now! Tell your friends!
And check out WCCO’s Project Energy report on the program:

Note: I’ve gotten a couple calls this morning from people wondering if Menard’s program covers the long fluorescent light tubes. Unfortunately, it does not. You can recycle those for free at your local household hazardous waste center!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 11 September 2009 6:55 am

    This is great! I was just thinking, “Where would I be able to recycle or dispose of CFLs? This was the determining factor for my not buying these light bulbs. Now that Menards has made it available for me to recycle them there for free, I will be buying only them from now on. Thanks, Menards, for making it available for us to have a way to dispose of these. We, now, can not only save on our energy, but we will be helping our environment.


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