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Re: Question--fluorescent tubes


I thought the Sears involvement was nationwide, but when I googled, it seems only some Sears stores; I noticed ours and one in Minnesota. However, other stores may take on the challenge. Portland OR appears to have a program. Check around for who's providing the service in your area.
Here's the posting for my county:
Fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury, a nerve toxin that affects the way an individual functions. Broken fluorescent bulbs can release mercury in landfills and contaminate the air we breathe, as well as poison our waterways and the foods we eat.

The Allen County Solid Waste Management District, in partnership with Sears at Glenbrook Mall, operates a year-round Fluorescent Light Bulb Collection Program. Allen County residents are encouraged to bring their 4-foot fluorescent bulbs to specially marked containers located at the Merchandise Pick-up area at Sears. All other sizes of fluorescent bulbs are accepted at Tox-Away Day, the District's annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. Nearly 500,000 feet of fluorescent bulbs have been processed since the program's inception in 1999!

I also take all used batteries to Batteries Plus for recycling.


Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Question--fluorescent tubes


So... tell me about recycling them. And, of course, Sears.

On Jul 26, 2006, at 6:07 PM, Kitty wrote:

A few.
Some conscientious recycler might not have wanted to see them end up in the landfill and took them to Sears for recycling for you.
Some kids might have taken them cuz they know how much fun they are to break.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 5:36 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Question--fluorescent tubes


Had three fluorescent tubes go tapiola. Tomorrow's trash/garbage day so I put them out at the curb a few minutes ago. Now, before I've finished listening to Dinah Washington sing "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," some person has taken them. Any idea why?


Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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Southwest Florida
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Heat Zone 10
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