How to Dispose of Fluorescent Light Bulbs in North Carolina?

Answer Fluorescent light bulbs can be healthy for the planet and healthy for your wallet. Fluorescent bulbs last longer than a regular incandescent light bulb, creating less waste in our landfills and req... Read More »

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How do I dispose of fluorescent lightbulbs in North Carolina?

StorageStore the fluorescent bulbs safely. A box or other sturdy container can hold your used fluorescent bulbs, but take care to store them so they do not break. All fluorescent bulbs contain merc... Read More »

How do I properly dispose of fluorescent light bulbs?

RemovalUnscrew the fluorescent light bulb from its socket carefully to avoid breaking the bulb. Fluorescent light bulbs contain a small amount of mercury--a poisonous element--which is released whe... Read More »

How do I dispose of broken fluorescent light bulbs?

Clear the room in which the broken bulb is located. Do not let anyone, pets included, walk through the bulb debris. Open the windows for ventilation and turn off any central heating or cooling unit... Read More »

What are the disadvantages of compact fluorescent light bulbs over incandescent light bulbs?

Perhaps the greatest disadvantage is the issue of disposing of the fluorescent bulbs after they burn out. The fluorescent bulbs contain a small amount of mercury vapor so dumping them in a landfill... Read More »