Safeway Giving Out Free LED Light Bulbs in Exchange for Old Bulbs

Montgomery County residents have the chance to save money and energy this summer by trading in old incandescent or compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs for free LED light bulbs thanks to a program implemented by Safeway.

Participants can bring as many bulbs as they have available to receive a maximum of three LED bulbs for free. In addition, participants will receive a free, reusable shopping bag on select days, according to a news release.

Safeway’s “Lighten Your Load” program is a partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), that aims to assist residents in cutting down on electric bills, and to help ensure that plastic and dangerous substances, like mercury, do not enter the waste stream.

Residents can swap old incandescent bulbs for energy-efficient LEDs on Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m. at the following Safeway locations:

  • July 23: Germantown Safeway at 19718 Germantown Road, Germantown, 20874
  • July 30: Rockville Safeway at 5510 Norbeck Road, Rockville, 20853
  • August 6: Wheaton Safeway at 11201 Georgia Ave, Wheaton, 20902
  • August 13: Damascus Safeway at 9807 Main Street, Damascus, 20872
  • August 20: Olney Safeway at 3333 Spartan Road, Olney, 20832

According to officials, LED bulbs are more energy efficient, have a longer life span, and are non-toxic. Switching to LED bulbs could cut your utility bill by at least $25 per year.

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PHOTO | Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

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About Marisa Fried

Marisa Fried graduated with an Associate's Degree in Communications from Montgomery College in May 2018. She is excited to have her first reporting job at Montgomery Community Media.


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