Portage County Solid Waste Management
District Recycling Center
3588 Mogadore Road
Kent, Ohio 44240
(330) 678-8808
 
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Lightbulbs

*Every year Americans buy over a billion incandescent lightbulbs. That’s three acres of bulbs every day.

*A 60-watt incandescent bulb lasts about 750 hours; a fluorescent bulb with 1/3 the wattage will generate the same light and burn for 7,500 to 10,000 hours in five to ten years of normal use.

*Substituting a compact fluorescent light for a traditional bulb will keep a half-ton of CO2 out of the atmosphere over the life of the bulb.