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Avista Launches Free Compact Fluorescent Recycling Program


 Avista has launched a free recycling program for used compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) for its Washington and Idaho customers.

Beginning this week, Avista customers may take used CFLs free of charge to a number of recycling centers throughout the company’s Washington and Idaho service area. Participating recycling locations are:

Company Name


City, State

Clark Fork Collection Site

Clark Fork, ID

Kootenai County

Coeur D’Alene, ID

Lewis Clark Recyclers Inc.

Lewiston, ID

Moscow Recycling Center General Office Warehouse

Moscow, ID

Idaho Hill Collection Site

Oldtown, ID

Mile Post II Collection Site

Priest River, ID


Sagle, ID

Bonner County Solid Waste

Sandpoint, ID

Colburn Transfer Station

Sandpoint, ID

Shoshone County Solid Waste

Wallace, ID

Asotin County Regional Landfill

Clarkston, WA

Sunshine Disposal and Recycling

Colville, WA

Lincoln Co. Solid Waste

Davenport, WA

Pullman Recycling Center

Pullman, WA

Whitman County Solid Waste

Pullman, WA

Clark's Recycling Westside Center

Spokane, WA

Du-Mor Recycling Jim Moore

Spokane, WA

Earthworks Recycling Inc.

Spokane, WA



Proper recycling of used CFLs allows for reuse of glass, metals and other materials, as well as the safe disposal of the trace amount of mercury in the bulbs.

“We hope customers who have not made the switch to CFLs, due to concerns about their proper disposal, will be encouraged to change, knowing they have a no-hassle, safe and responsible option for recycling their used CFLs,” said Bruce Folsom, Avista’s senior manager of energy efficiency.”

If each of Avista’s 352,000 electric customers changed out one CFL light bulb, it would save almost 12 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 9,000 homes. In addition, it would also help avoid 3.6 million tons of CO2 emissions based on Avista’s renewable resource mix. That’s the equivalent to removing the greenhouse gas emissions of 611 passenger vehicles.

The CFL recycling program joins Avista’s suite of energy efficiency programs providing rebates and incentives to residential, commercial and industrial customers. Visit www.everylittlebit.com for more information on no-cost, low-cost energy management options. 

Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is our operating division that provides service to 352,000 electric and 311,000 natural gas customers in three Western states. Avista’s primary, non-regulated subsidiary is Advantage IQ. Our stock is traded under the ticker symbol “AVA.” For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com. Avista Corp. and the Avista Corp. logo are trademarks of Avista Corporation. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.



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