THE HOME DEPOT LAUNCHES NATIONAL
CFL BULB RECYCLING INITIATIVE
Also Implementing In Store Energy Conservation Program
ATLANTA, June 24, 2008 – The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement
retailer, today expanded its long-term commitment to the environment and sustainability by
launching a national in-store, consumer compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb recycling program
at all 1,973 The Home Depot locations. This free service is the first such offering made so
widely available by a retailer in the United States and offers customers additional options for
making environmentally conscious decisions from purchase to disposal. The Home Depot
Canada launched a CFL recycling program in November, 2007.
At each The Home Depot store, customers can simply bring in any expired, unbroken
CFL bulbs, and give them to the store associate behind the returns desk. The bulbs will then be
managed responsibly by an environmental management company who will coordinate CFL
packaging, transportation and recycling to maximize safety and ensure environmental
In addition to the CFL recycling program, The Home Depot has also launched an in store
energy conservation program to switch Light Fixture Showrooms in U.S. stores from
incandescent bulbs to CFLs by Fall 2008 and save $16 million annually in energy costs.
The CFL recycling program is an extension of The Home Depot’s Eco Options program.
Eco Options, launched in April 2007, is a classification that allows customers to easily identify
products that have less of an impact on the environment.
“The CFL recycling program is another example of how The Home Depot is empowering
customers to help make a difference in their own homes, and have less of an impact on the
environment,” said Ron Jarvis, senior vice president, Environmental Innovation. “With more
than 75 percent of households located within 10 miles of a Home Depot store, this program is the
first national solution to providing Americans with a convenient way to recycle