Light Bulb Exchange Program
Trade in two incandescent or compact fluorescent light bulbs for two free LED bulbs! Exchange your bulbs at Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting August 9, 2021 while quantities last.
Limit of four bulbs exchanged per household. Must be a resident of the city of Red Deer and provide identification with the address of residence.
Illuminating facts about LEDs
- ENERGY STAR-qualified LEDs use only 20 – 25 per cent of the energy than the traditional incandescent bulbs
- LED bulbs can last up to 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs
- CFLs use 65 per cent more energy than LEDs
- Most LED bulbs are compatible with dimmer switches, so you can control the level of light
- LED bulbs run cool, so you won’t burn your fingers and they don’t pose a fire hazard
- LED bulbs are more durable than other bulbs, so you don’t have to worry about broken glass
Bright ideas for disposing old light bulbs
When your light bulbs reach the end of their life span, it is important to dispose of them responsibly:
- CFL bulbs should never be put into general waste as they contain mercury. Bring them to the Waste Management Facility for free as part of household hazardous waste.
- If you break a CFL, the US Environmental Protection Agency provides detailed instructions for clean-up. Once safely cleaned up, the broken light and materials used to clean it up should be placed in a rigid container and brought to the household hazardous waste building at the Waste Management Facility.
- Ensure broken or cracked bulbs are disposed of safely to avoid accidental injury.
- Incandescent light bulbs are not recyclable and should go in the garbage.