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Mercury-Free Colorado Campaign

 

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has launched a mercury prevention and reduction campaign to inform citizens, businesses and the medical industry about the serious health threat associated with exposures to mercury and to develop strategies to keep mercury out of our environment. This cross-media initiative involves participation from both the environmental programs (air, water, waste and consumer protection) and health programs within the department. One of the driving forces for this initiative is to prevent unacceptable mercury levels in state rivers and lakes.

 

Recycle Your Compact Fluorescent Lights and Mercury Thermostats!

 

All Ace Hardware stores in Colorado are participating in a program to recycle compact fluorescent lights and mercury-containing thermostats.

 

In addition, Holy Cross Energy and Alpine Bank have teamed-up to accept Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) for recycling at several locations in the Vail, Glenwood Springs and Aspen areas. Please visit www.holycross.com and click on the link for a list of CFL bulb recycling locations. No thermostats accepted at these locations.