AVISTA Utilities, the City of Spokane, WSU and the (questionable) Lands Council want people to buy into replacing incandescent light bulbs with mercury and EMF toxic CFL bulbs.
We have been educating about the risks of these bulbs - AND YES, THEY ARE A HAZARDOUS WASTE PRODUCT - for a few years now, seemingly with little impact.
We don't suggest these bulbs, especially inside your home. We prefer turning off the light switch when you leave the room, LED and wide base PAR Halogen bulbs.
Here is a site providing recycling information as these CFL bulbs CANNOT BE PLACED IN REGULAR TRASH. Lamp Recycle
Read Article from Scientific American on Toxic Bulbs