Fluorescent light bulbs are becoming more and more popular in homes—so much so that incandescent light bulbs are being phased out in the U.S. Why? Because flourescent light bulbs are proven to help residents save money on their utility bills. But, the downside of the fluorescent bulb is that they contain mercury. Therefore it is very important that these bulbs be recycled. In Eugene and Springfield, Jerry’s, among other places will accept fluorescent bulbs for recycling.
Tip: If you are selling your home, making sure you have operable light bulbs (non burnt-out) in the highest wattage rated for the fixture is one way of helping your home seem bright.