Recycling of Compact Fluorescent Bulbs Neither Common Nor Easy Enough
In some places, retailers are stepping in to fill the void in the recycling program, though the job may become too costly for all but the largest of chain store to offer the service as the need to recycle the bulbs increases.
A group at Brown University has suggested making special packaging which CFLs would be sold in, then packed back into and mailed in for recycling. The packaging would be cushioned against breakage and contain special mercury absorbent materials in case it did shatter.
There is no clear solution at the moment, but something must be done soon before CFLs become an environmental hazard. [source: AOL News]