There is a long list of things that are acceptable:
Televisions, Desktop Computers, Laptops, Hard Drives and other parts, Monitors, Computer Mouse, Keyboards, Printers, Photocopiers, Scanners, Fax machines, Mobile phones, Telephones, Digital and film cameras, DVD and Video players, Gaming Consoles and associated equipment, Stereo Systems, Speakers, Power Tools, Microwaves, Toasters, Irons, Kettles and other Household Electrical Appliances, Hair Dryers, Vacuum Cleaners.
Fridges, washers and air cons are excluded as are smoke alarms
Hard drives will be shredded, it says.
Prevention of toxic substances like lead, cadmium and mercury getting into the soil and groundwater is the stated reason for the collection.
But nary a single word about CFLs .....
Need I explain that the Green Party dominates the local council ?