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Pollution Prevention

Help Prevent Pollution

By identifying and/or using environmentally friendly alternative recycling processes, we can make a positive impact. A great example is pollution prevention. It helps reduce or prevent the creation of waste right at its source. This is important, because certain wastes cannot be recycled or reused and could be potentially harmful to human health and the environment.

Byproducts are materials that result from sewer treatment or the generation of electricity. Our goal is to reuse 100 percent of our byproducts in an environmentally sensitive manner.

Mercury Reduction Program
While compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) use less energy and last longer, they also contain a very small amount of mercury. To help prevent improper CFL disposal that could introduce mercury into the environment, we teamed up with the City of Jacksonville and local retailers to provide you with convenient locations to drop off your used CFLs. When you participate, the mercury in these bulbs is eventually recovered and recycled.

We’re also working with the Northeast Florida District Dental Association to ensure mercury in dental amalgam is collected and sent to mercury recovery companies for recycling. We’ve created a best management practices guide for dentists who work with amalgam mercury.

Learn more about JEA's pollution prevention program

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