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Old 08-17-2009, 12:17 PM   #1
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How to Dispose of a CFL Bulb - (Compact Florest Lightbulb)


I just had a CLF Bulb go out in my house. I've heard they contain mercury and I'm wondering what the porper way to dispose of them is? Is there a special meathod or do you just throw them in the trash?

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Also, one end of my bulb looks burnt. Is that normal or is that something I should be worried about?

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Old 08-17-2009, 02:04 PM   #2
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Home Depot & other stores take these back
Do not throw it in th trash - they do have a small amount of Mercury

I have seen the burnt ends on a few, usually means the ballast went
OR
it may be nearing the end of its life cycle

Is the bulb still working ?

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