Guess what’s brewing? For the entire month of FeBREWary, we will be visiting local breweries to bring you another opportunity to swap out old, inefficient bulbs. Why? Because we want you to be able to spend more money at local breweries this month and all year round and one way to do that is by lowering your utility bills.
One of the easiest things you can do is switch to LED bulbs. On average, LEDs consume 80% less energy when compared to incandescent light bulbs and that means more money in your pocket – and more money for beer! When people visit one of these breweries during the month of FeBREWary, we will swap up to 4 bulbs at no cost! Bring us your old incandescent and CFL bulbs and we will give you LEDs.
According to the Brewers Association of Maryland, FeBREWary is the official month-long celebration of Maryland craft beer. Maryland is a bubbling craft beer destination. The state is home to farm breweries, brewpubs, and manufacturing breweries. Whether you are a Maryland resident or a tourist planning a craft beer getaway, FeBREWary is the perfect time to visit and explore Maryland’s breweries.
Why are we collecting CFLs?
CFL bulbs that are not recycled, but thrown away will release mercury into the environment. This is because of the high chance it will be crushed or break. It might not seem like a lot when you consider the bulbs in one home, but it adds up when many homes, apartment complexes and office buildings replace CFLs. In fact, many areas prohibit disposal or require recycling for CFL bulbs. When CFL bulbs are recycled, their components can be repurposed or reused, avoiding any potential hazards or damage to the environment.
Recycling a CFL bulb is not only important, but also convenient. You can bring them to the Transfer Station or nearly every major home improvement store like Lowe’s, Home Depot or Ace Hardware, offer free recycling of unbroken bulbs.
Friday, February 28 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm