Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.
From 2009-2011, OROE partnered with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's Go Green program to make CFL recycling available at neighborhood sites in East Harlem, Washington Heights and the Lower East Side, thanks to a grant from Next Level for Recycling. This pilot program operated with the help of Go Green members in each community--Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, Hope Community and Green Depot--collecting 52 pounds, or about 200 bulbs. While this pilot program has ended, NMIC will continue a CFL recycling program on their own. Green Depot and Hope Community are not accepting additional bulbs at this time.
CFL Recycling Resources
Home Depot - Drop off expired, unbroken bulbs at the returns counter. Click here for a store locator.
Ikea - Recycle unbroken CFLs at Ikea in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Click here for a store locator.
Lowes - Accepts unbroken CFL bulbs. Find a recycling center near you.
CFL Drop-Off Locators - Check for more recycling locations at www.recycleabulb.com and NYSERDA.
NYC Department of Sanitation - Residents can recycle fluorescent tubes (up to 4 feet long) and CFLs at Self Help Special Waste Drop-Off Sites and at annual NYC SAFE Disposal Events.
Recycle in your Building - Many vendors offer mail-back recycling services. Visit www.lamprecycle.org to find resources.