A bill before the Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee would require manufacturers
of compact fluorescent bulbs to set up and promote a statewide collection program for
burned out CFLs. The concern is that the trace amount of mercury in the bulbs will end
up in the environment if the bulbs are not properly disposed. What about a deposit
program instead, similar to the bottle and can deposit law? How high would the deposit
have to be to motivate people to return them? Would it work?