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Thu Jul 26, 2012, 07:41 AM

I tried the spiral fluorescent light bulb.

Didn't like it and now want to dispose of it safely. I know it has mercury among other chemicals.

I don't want to drop it in the trash like my regular incandescent bulbs.

How do you properly and safely throw out these fluorescent bulbs?

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Reply I tried the spiral fluorescent light bulb. (Original post)
no_hypocrisy Jul 2012 OP
canoeist52 Jul 2012 #1
no_hypocrisy Jul 2012 #2
Curmudgeoness Jul 2012 #3
AidynPeter Aug 2012 #4
jprew2012 Sep 2012 #5
no_hypocrisy Sep 2012 #6

Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 09:09 AM

1. May big box stores that sell them have bins to collect them for disposal.

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Response to canoeist52 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 10:35 AM

2. Thanks. I really appreciate that advice.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 06:48 PM

3. Did it burn out, or did you just decide you don't like it?

If it is still good, try to find someone who would want it instead of throwing it out. A friend? A neighbor? I don't like them as well as incandescents either, but I use them------and being frugal, I would always take a free bulb if it was offered to me.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 01:36 AM

4. i also support the previous post

 

If it is still in a good condition, why are you dumping it. You can handover it to someone who needs it

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:49 PM

5. Light bulbs (curious)

I didnt even know they needed a special discard process. They are supposed to save on energy and are used for "Green purposes". Why did you not like them? I am using them and I cant really tell a difference. Do they come in different wattages like the regular light bulbs? IS the mercury in these dangerous? I wonder if they have these instructions and warnings on the box. I will be checking on the next purchase. IF you find out how to dispose, please post.

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Response to jprew2012 (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:20 AM

6. Welcome to DU jprew2012,

and I certainly will report back in. The bulb's still sitting on my kitchen counter.

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