Light Bulb Recycling Resources in Eaton OH

While most companies represent a much better alternative than traditional incandescent light bulbs and last up to 10 or 15 times longer than regular “Edison” bulbs, the cleanup process after a bulb break can be dangerous and complicated. Read on.

Recycling Center Inc
(765) 966-8295
630 S M St
Richmond, IN
Cohen Brothers Inc
(513) 425-6911
3120 S Verity Pkwy
Middletown, OH
Environmental Technologies & Communications
(513) 772-7903
31 Triangle Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH

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GAIA Foundation Inc.
(513) 521-9321
8987 Cotillion Drive
Cincinnati, OH

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RET3 job corp.
(216) 361-9991
1814 East 40th Street
Cleveland , OH

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Buckley Excavating Wood
(765) 939-2287
712 Industries Rd
Richmond, IN
SECURE IT Asset Disposition Services
(440) 537-2828
8001 Moving Way
Mentor, OH
We collect
Computers, Monitors, Printers, Copiers, Fax Machines, Cell Phones, Net Cable, Computer Parts (hard drives, mother boards, memory), Network Devices (routers, switches, hubs, firewalls, modems), Business Batteries (laptop, UPS power backups)
E-waste Pickup
We will pick up ewaste.
Pickup Fee: No charge for pick up.
Monday: 8 to 5
Tuesday: 8 to 5
Wednesday: 8 to 5
Thursday: 8 to 5
Friday: 8 to 5

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Westech Environmental Solutions
(513) 353-0700
7601 Cheviot Road
Cincinnati, OH

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Advantage IQ
(513) 763-3100
600 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH

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Cridersville Recycling Site
(419) 394-1270
South Water Street
Cridersvill , OH

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Swapping Out Bulbs: Recycling, Cleanup and LED Options

Rob Fierro - Contributing Writer
Posted on Monday 19th October 2009

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These days more and more homes and businesses are being lit by mercury-containing compact fluorescent lights (CFL). While they represent a much better alternative than traditional incandescent light bulbs and last up to 10 or 15 times longer than regular “Edison” bulbs, the cleanup process after a bulb break can be dangerous and complicated. These CFL bulbs contain mercury, which is harmful to people and the environment if they are not properly disposed.

Recycle Bulbs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages users of the bulbs to recycle them so that the materials, such as glass and metals can be reused, but also to keep mercury from contaminating the environment. The proper disposal of these bulbs can be a bit problematic so most municipalities have their own regulations concerning recycling of bulbs . Recycling locations can also be found at .

Cleanup If Bulb Breaks

Mercury emits toxic vapors that have serious health effects. To minimize exposure to mercury after a breakage, the EPA recommends clearing the room of any people and pets and let the room air out for at least fifteen minutes. To safely pick up the material, one should scoop-up the material with stiff paper or cardboard and then seal the broken pieces in a plastic bag or a canning jar. Then, the remaining fragments should be picked up using duct tape and placed in bags along with damp paper towels that should be used to clean the area of the breakage.

If the bulb breaks over a carpeted area, one should proceed the same way by picking up the broken pieces with tape and if vacuuming is necessary, carefully remove the vacuum bag and place that in along with the other materials in a plastic bag. Any clothing or bedding that came into contact with the physical contents of the broken CFL should be thrown away because it could contaminate the washing machine or water supply.

As worldwide energy sources are increasingly taxed by the day, the usage of CFLs is certainly a step in the right direction, bu...

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