Springfield Utility Board

Special Programs

Refrigerator decommissioning

If you have an old refrigerator, SUB will pick it up free of charge and will give you a $25 credit for letting us recycle it for you.  Click here or call SUB’s Conservation Connection for more information at 541-746-0963.

Compact Fluorescent Lighting Programs (CFL)

Lighting your home can use a lot of electricity, so making energy-efficient choices can make a difference when it comes time to pay your utility bill. Luckily, the advent of compact fluorescent lightbulb (CFL) technology has meant homeowners and renters have a variety of lighting choices to choose from. Best of all, CFLs take almost no time to install, last for years, and save you money all the while. For example, switching a traditional 60-watt incandescent lightbulb to a 14-watt energy-efficient compact fluorescent lightbulb gives you the same amount of light, but will save SUB customers more than $25 over the life of the bulb!

Check out our current offers here:

Simple Step Smart Savings
In addition, the following local stores will be selling specialty CFLs (dimmable bulbs, recessed can high-heat bulbs, three-way bulbs, globe style and others) at a reduced cost while supplies last (stores are in the process of stocking, so call first to ensure the product you want is in):

  • Costco
  • Home Depot
  • Wal-Mart
  • Bi-Mart
  • Jerry’s Home Improvemnt Center

CFL Recycling Program
Because fluorescent lights (CFLs and linear tubes) contain a small amount of mercury (less than in traditional thermometers and thermostats), they should NOT be thrown in the trash, but should be disposed of properly with other household hazardous waste products. One of the best options is to recycle them by taking them to one of many local retailers. Learn more about this convenient residential recycling program for used CFLs and linear fluorescent tubes.

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