Dave Hall of Dan-X Recycling in Dartmouth dumps a barrel into the machine that recycles compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs.
A new Efficiency Nova Scotia program is making it easier for people and businesses to recycle devices containing mercury, such as compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs.
Nova Scotians can now drop off lights, appliances and thermostats at various locations and Nova Scotia Power will pay for the recycling.
Previously, it was difficult to know when and where to take items, says Efficiency Nova Scotia spokesperson Amelia Warren.
"A private retailer may have accepted CFLs at one location, for example, but not another, so it was difficult for consumers to know where they could take products, and those programs may have only been offered at certain times of the year," she said in an email.