Post by Brother Ben on May 20, 2011 17:02:05 GMT -5
We try to be as "green" as we can because we see it as a stewardship issue with the beautiful earth the Lord has given us to live on. Like everyone else, we are starting to use the (dread) CFL bulbs because they save on energy. The only problem is, they contain mercury and if the bulb is simply taken to the local dump, it is going to end up crushed in the landfill, with the mercury sinking down into the local water aquafer.
I Googled what to do with the bulbs and came up with these two interesting and informative sites. Enjoy.
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Post by benshelpmeet on Feb 7, 2012 13:52:24 GMT -5
I have been to our dump twice trying to safely dispose of these BULBS. Crazy people changing our BULBS for THESE TYPE of BULBS. Mercury is not good for our land fills.
When I went the old man said put it in the trash crusher. WHAT!...I took the dead and dangerous bulb home. I could not put it in there with a clear conscious.
We have lots of different recycle bins....why not one for those?
I took it back there was a different old man I asked him where and how to dispose of this Mercury thing and explained it to him, he held out his hand I gave it to him and then I turned around and was watching him walk away in my rear-view mirror, all of the sudden like he wasn't being watched he tossed it into the garbage crusher (to be put in our land fill here in Middle Tennessee) Sad. He does not care, he will die soon enough, it will not affect him. Crooked old man. That's Frustrating. We are made to have these over priced substandard light bulbs and now we cannot get rid of them in a safe way. Greenies take Notice!
But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
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