Monday, September 22, 2008

Be Greener "Green Tip" when Disposing of CFL Bulbs!

You may or may not have heard by now that CFL (Compact Fluorescent) Bulbs contain a small amount of mercury in them, which you know that is dangerous if broken or disposed of improperly. I wanted to tell you where you can easily, conveniently dispose of your used CFL bulbs (Thanks to NPR...National Public Radio): Home Depot (nationwide) has a CFL disposal. I, personally was relieved to hear that as I knew the bulbs had to be disposed of as BioHazard material but had no idea where to take we just saved them in a bag until accidentally I caught that information on NPR. Thanks NPR for sharing and Thank you Home Depot for being environmentally responsible in two ways: Selling the Bulbs AND taking the extra step to make sure everyone can dispose of those same bulbs. Psst...also you do not have to have bought the bulbs there...ANY CFLs, they will gladly dispose of for you. Now, if you are uncertain of my never hurts to Ask your local Home Depot if they take them, but according to NPR it is nationwide Home Depot stores.

Have a wonderful Fall Weather Monday! Get out and enjoy the day (before or after work for many of us)! :-)

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