Residents Can Recycle
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs at Hastings City Hall
Hastings residents who save
electricity by using compact fluorescent bulbs can also save fuel by
recycling the bulbs locally. The City has established a collection
point at Hastings City Hall, 101 4th St East.
Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) use less wattage to provide the same
amount of light as conventional bulbs. The fluorescents also
typically last longer, but contain small amounts of mercury. It is
illegal to dispose of them in the garbage.
Users can bring CFLs to the lobby of City Hall during normal business
hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. City Hall staff will place
CFLs in the recycling bin for you. The collected bulbs will be
delivered to Dakota County Environmental Management, which will recycle
them at no additional cost.
The City will only accept compact fluorescent bulbs that fit in the
screw-in sockets used by traditional incandescent bulbs. Broken
bulbs must be in a sealed plastic bag or container.
The City cannot accept larger fluorescent bulbs. Those bulbs
should be taken to the The Recycling Zone in Eagan for
recycling. Contact the facility at 651-905-4520 for details.