What should I do with a compact fluorescent lamp when it burns out?
Like most electronic equipment, fluorescent bulbs and ballasts, including compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), should not be tossed out with the trash when they eventually burn out. All ENERGY STAR-qualified CFLs come with a warranty. If the bulb has failed within the warranty period, return it to your retailer.

Current regulations require that burned out CFLs should be disposed of at a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center. The center in Anaheim is located at 1071 North Blue Gum Street, which is on the southwest corner of the intersection with La Palma Avenue.

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center is operated by the County of Orange. Find more information about the Hazardous Waste Collection Center in Anaheim, including days of operation, operating hours, directions and a map at this page.Hazardous Waste Collection Center Information

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1. Should I use compact fluorescent lamps?
2. Do compact fluorescent lamps contain mercury?
3. What precautions should I take when using compact fluorescent lamps in my home?
4. What should I do with a compact fluorescent lamp when it burns out?
5. How should I clean up a broken fluorescent lamp?
6. What is mercury?
7. Do compact fluorescent lamps produce a hazardous amount of ultraviolet light?
8. How can I find more information?