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Light Bulb Disposal and Recycling - The How and Why

Light Bulb Disposal and Recycling - The How and Why

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The EPA recommends that all consumers learn how to dispose of light bulbs, and for good reason. Fluorescent, LED, CFL and the many other types of light bulbs contain toxic materials that are harmful to your personal health and the environment. But did you know that they can be recycled, and that there is a wrong way and a right way to dispose of light bulbs? It's true! So to learn more about the correct...

Going Greener by Recycling Burnt Out Light Bulbs

Going Greener by Recycling Burnt Out Light Bulbs

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One of the main benefits of replacing incandescent and halogen lighting with CFL or LED is the lower energy usage and bills that result. Even these types of bulbs burn out, making all types of light bulbs prime candidates for recycling. Incandescent & Halogen Bulbs The bad news is that incandescent and halogen light bulbs are not recyclable. True, the outer bulb is made of glass, but the lamps also contain metals, including the tungsten...

What to Know About Mercury in Fluorescent, Ultraviolet, and HID Bulbs

What to Know About Mercury in Fluorescent, Ultraviolet, and HID Bulbs

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Reasonable care should be taken in both the handling of broken light bulbs and the disposal of burned out bulbs that contain mercury. For decades, fluorescent and CFL bulbs have been used widely in commercial and residential general lighting settings, but there has been a vast increase in homeowners, businesses, and institutions utilizing ultraviolet bulbs to purify air and sanitize surfaces due to the COVID-19 situation. Fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent, UVC germicidal, UVA blacklight, metal...