Riverside is the 12th largest city in California and home to more than 300,000 people with diverse cultures and traditions. Our city is home to several prestigious universities and is made up of more than two dozen unique neighborhoods. More than 100 years after its founding, Riverside still honors its strong heritage and takes great care to preserve its natural resources.
On GreenRiverside.com, you’ll find out just how easy it is to save water and energy as a RPU customer. From our lighting and home appliance rebates to our new construction and waterwise landscape incentives, there are lots of ways for you to save while increasing efficiency. Take a look around!
Do the Twist with Riverside Public Utilities by installing compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) in all your lighting fixtures. It's a fast, easy way to make your home more energy efficient.
Here are some great reasons to switch over to CFLs:
Here are answers to some common questions about CFLs:
What's the best way to clean up a shattered CFL?
Compact florescent light bulbs contain small amounts of mercury, so cleaning up a shattered CFL should be done carefully. You should take special precautions to avoid getting cut by the broken glass. To clean up, sweep the broken particles into a sealable plastic bag for recycling at an authorized facility.
Where can CFLs be recycled?
(take them to Customer Service)
Household Waste Facility
1790 Agua Mansa Road
(Open Saturdays 9am-2pm)
Do not place CFLs in curbside blue bins or solid waste containers. For information about how to recycle CFLs, call 951-826-5311 or go to www.riversideca.gov/cure.
Do CFLs have a warranty?
Energy Star-qualified CFLs have a two-year warranty. If the bulb fails within the warranty period, return the bulb to your retailer.
Can CFLs be used in all kinds of fixtures?
Compact florescent light bulbs should not be used in fully enclosed lighting fixtures or ceiling fans. Most CFLs should not be used with dimmer switches or 3-way lights, unless you purchase CFLs specially designed for these uses.