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[ale] OT: Disposal of standard fluorescent lamps?



Ron Frazier wrote:
> If memory serves, I've taken a 4' tube before to the returns desk at the 
> Cumming HD. They took it, and said they'd recycle it. Who knows if the 
> clerk violated policy or if it ended up in the trash dumpster.

I just called them.  They don't take them.  They recycle their own 4' 
tubes, but box them up and have someone pick them up.  They get charged 
for this service, hence the reason they don't take them.  The cfl 
recycle program doesn't cost them $$.

She said if I had a couple, they would take them and recycle them with 
their own.  I've accumulated about 10, so I said no thanks.

> 
> Ron
> 
> On 03/28/2011 09:48 AM, Geoffrey Myers wrote:
>> Lightner, Jeff wrote:
>>    
>>> On one site Home Depot talks about tubes and call them bulbs in the same
>>> sentence:
>>> "Tube fluorescent bulbs are ideal for large rooms or commercial
>>> installations. They come in linear, U-shaped and circline designs, with
>>> single, bi and 4-pin configurations. Tube fluorescent bulbs require an
>>> electronic ballast, a device that regulates the flow of electricity."
>>>
>>> On that same site they say they recycle "fluorescent bulbs" and don't
>>> single those out to be CFLs.   The confusion comes in because they call
>>> the tubes "bulbs" as well.
>>>      
>> I inquired as such at Home Depot, and was told they don't take the
>> non-CFL bulbs.
>>
>>    
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of
>>> Watson, Keith
>>> Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 9:10 AM
>>> To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
>>> Subject: Re: [ale] OT: Disposal of standard fluorescent lamps?
>>>
>>>      
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of
>>>> Geoffrey Myers
>>>> Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 09:05
>>>> To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
>>>> Subject: [ale] OT: Disposal of standard fluorescent lamps?
>>>>
>>>> I know Home Depot will take CFLs, but does anyone know how you're
>>>> supposed to dispose of standard (4') fluorescent lamps?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Until later, Geoffrey
>>>>
>>>> "I predict future happiness for America if they can prevent
>>>> the government from wasting the labors of the people under
>>>> the pretense of taking care of them."
>>>> - Thomas Jefferson
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>>
>>>>        
>>> Last I checked Home Depot will take them as well. You can also search
>>> for recycling centers here:
>>>
>>> http://earth911.com/
>>>
>>>
>>> keith
>>>
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-- 
Until later, Geoffrey

"I predict future happiness for America if they can prevent
the government from wasting the labors of the people under
the pretense of taking care of them."
- Thomas Jefferson