Re: [WestMichiganHams] Digest Number 729
- Thanks I'll check the place I generally buy lamps and see if they
recycle them. If not, it appears that I can send them to normal trash,
since "Households are exempt from the hazardous waste regulations"
Note that the rules do not differential between linear fluorescent bulbs
or the newer compact fluorescent lamps. They all contain mercury, which
is my concern.
But, before any "Rabid Environmentalists" get on my case, I remind you
to read the regulations, which clearly state "Households are exempt from
the hazardous waste regulations"
And, lest a "Rabid Environmentalist" still gets on my case, I refer that
person to his/her 4th grade Englyshe Instructor for a refresher course
in reading and understanding the Queen's Englyshe.
I intend to follow these regulations, and even go beyond them to inquire
whether Kent County has a place to actually recycle them.
73 de n8xx Hg
p.s. I note that there's a lot of circular references to recycling
organizations in the regulations and FAQ's presented in the DEQ's
"muskegonjimquay" muskegonjimquay@... wrote:
> 2d. Disposal of defective Fluorescent Light bulbs
> Posted by: "muskegonjimquay" muskegonjimquay@... muskegonjimquay
> Date: Fri Oct 5, 2007 4:16 am ((PDT))
> Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
> Waste and Hazardous Materials Division
> State Lamp Disposal Policies
> Disposing of your lamps
> Most states do not have special requirements for the disposal of
> regular household mercury-containing fluorescent lamps (including
> compact fluorescents), although a few states and localities ban
> homeowners from disposing of such lamps in normal household trash.
> Recycling your lamps
> Many towns and cities offer recycling opportunities at local
> recycling centers or transfer stations. There may also be household
> hazardous waste collection days when fluorescent lamps are collected
> along with paints, pesticides, used motor oil, etc. Contact your
> local waste disposal officials for details. State requirements and
> recycling opportunities vary.
> For more information, including a list of companies that recycle
> lamps, visit www.lamprecycle.org.