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message 1: by Kathrynn (last edited Aug 16, 2009 07:37PM) (new)

Kathrynn | 79 comments In the book, "The Mom's Guide to Growing Your Family Green" by Terra Wellington, the author lists various materials and what type of recycle product it is.

She indicates that light bulbs, because they contain mercury, are considered hazardous materials (like non-rechargeable batteries) and need to be placed in a Ziplock bags to be disposed of accordingly.

Per the author, Home Depot will take unbroken light bulbs in Ziplock bags and dispose of them correctly.

Also, if you break a light bulb, need to turn off the air and fans until it is cleaned up.

The Mom's Guide to Growing Your Family Green Saving the Earth Begins at Home by Terra Wellington

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