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
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.