June 28, 2012

Recycle those CFL Bulbs

Keep Mercury Out of Landfills.
Recycle CFLs.

I was pleased to see that Warren County accepts compact fluorescent bulbs for recycling. Not every locality does, and broken fluorescent bulbs can release harmful mercury into the environment.


The sign on the barrel says "Place in a sealed plastic bag." But not everyone does. I'm glad I'm not the guy who has the job of collecting the bulbs from the barrel. Hope he gets hazardous duty pay!

Link: EPA on Recycling CFL Bulbs

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