Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL)

Using CFL light bulbs instead of incandescent can reduce home electric usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Wheeling residents can recycle 4’ and 8’ long CFL bulbs at:
                                                                                         Wheeling Public Works
                                                                                               77 W. Hintz Road
                                                                                              Wheeling, IL 60090
                                                                                                 (847) 279-6900
                                                                              Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Even though there are environmental and economic benefits in using CFL, each CFL contains a small amount of mercury sealed within the glass tubing, an average of five milligrams (approximately the size of the tip of a ball point pen). It is environmentally beneficial to recycle CFL rather than disposing it in the garbage. Therefore, the Village of Wheeling, as a participant with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), provides a drop-off for Wheeling residents at:

Wheeling Public Works at 77 west Hintz Road. They can be contacted by phone at 847-279-6900 during the hours of Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Public Works department will take 4 and 8-foot lights. This is restricted to Wheeling residents only.