Environmental Initiatives


New York City (NYC)
Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Recycling Program


The Office of Recycling Outreach and Education in partnership with the Manhattan Borough "Go Green" programs has launched a pilot program to make the compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb recycling even easier. NYC residents can now recycle their used, unbroken CFLs for free at the following participating locations:

  • East Harlem - Hope Community
    174 East 104th St b/t 3rd Ave and Lexington [ M-F 9-5 ]

  • Washington Heights - Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
    76 Wadsworth b/t 176th & 177th Streets [ M-F 9-5 ]

  • Lower East Side - Green Depot
    222 Bowery [ M-Th 10-7, Fri/Sa 10-8, Sun 11-7 ]

  • Ikea - Recycle unbroken CFLs and old incandescent bulbs
    Ikea in Red Hook, Brooklyn

  • Home Depot - Drop off expired, unbroken bulbs at the returns counter

  • Department of Sanitation’s Special Waste Sites - Recycle fluorescent tubes (up to 4 feet long) and CFLs. Manhattan drop-off site is located at 605 W. 30th St., Between 11th & 12th Aves.

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