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Post by MrsC on 9th March 2010, 11:40 am

A question for all the recycling fans out there:

How can I recycle an energy saving light bulb that's just gone? I understand that there's mercury in there so something special must have to be done, but I'm struggling to find out just what. Any ideas?

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Post by Adrian on 9th March 2010, 12:03 pm

Don't these come under WEE regulations in the UK?

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Post by Compostwoman on 9th March 2010, 3:45 pm

Mrs C CFL bulbs have to go in with the Florescent tubes at the Household Waste Site as they contain Mercury and are Compact Florescent Lights

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Post by MrsC on 9th March 2010, 6:24 pm

Hmmm - I thought that may be the case, but annoyingly neither Mr C or I can recall seeing anything at the local tip for florescent tubes. Annoyingly we live walking distance from the local tip but are not allowed to go there on foot (damn H&S!) so will have to wait until I'm next going somewhere else in the car so I can investigate. Pretty much everything else (except tetra-packs) are now collected from the kerbside so I don't tend to go to the tip very often these days.

Thanks for the response. I knew this would be the place to ask!

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Post by Jaded Green on 9th March 2010, 9:18 pm

MrsC wrote: Annoyingly we live walking distance from the local tip but are not allowed to go there on foot (damn H&S!)
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Mr JG and I are having a little rant here

surely you are allowed to get out of the car and walk when you get there.

We put our energy saving bulbs in with the fluorescent ones too.
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Post by MrsC on 9th March 2010, 9:23 pm

Once you get to the site adults are allowed to get out of the car, but you are not allowed to arrive at the site on foot. Very annoying seeing as we live so close and have relatively little that needs to go there these days.

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Post by Compostwoman on 10th March 2010, 10:12 am

Not allowed to walk in ours either...local residents over the road were up in arms about it...I think they are recognised and let in on foot, but no one else....

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Post by Dandelion on 10th March 2010, 7:56 pm

The stupid thing is that I had to walk across the site on Saturday to ask the man to sell me two bags of soil improver! I have a bad reputation there anyway: the head operative looked at me suspiciously once and said 'You're one of them recyclers, aren't you!' (I may have been sounding off because the cardboard skip was full, and I was told to put all the card I had collected in the landfill skip. I took it home again....) duel
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 10th March 2010, 8:08 pm

Dandelion wrote:the head operative looked at me suspiciously once and said 'You're one of them recyclers, aren't you!'

You should have said "No, I'm here to talk to you about the Lord."

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Post by Compostwoman on 10th March 2010, 8:27 pm

When I go, they say hello and ask me how my compost bins are doing.....

They still remember me from my long running campaign to get the details of the waste contract made public, which had a helpful effect for the union when their jobs were under threat..so they tend to be very nice to me...

Next time Dandelion, shalll I come with you?

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Post by MrsC on 10th March 2010, 9:02 pm

I have to say that I go to our recycling site (still called the tip by me!) so rarely these days as I make the most of things being collected by the council from home. However, we have noticed recently that there is now a new boss there (a woman no less!) who seems to have made quite a lot of changes. There is even a section now where some staff take things to pieces so that their parts can be recycled separately rather than the whole thing go into landfill. Very good to see. It also makes the whole process of taking something there much slicker as there are always people telling you where things can go and offering to help.

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Post by Compostwoman on 10th March 2010, 9:06 pm

That is really good, Mrs C!

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Post by Dandelion on 12th March 2010, 7:53 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:
Dandelion wrote:the head operative looked at me suspiciously once and said 'You're one of them recyclers, aren't you!'

You should have said "No, I'm here to talk to you about the Lord."

Funny you should say that......

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Post by Compostwoman on 12th March 2010, 8:17 pm

Oooo er.....

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Post by Dandelion on 12th March 2010, 10:06 pm

My family told me to say that!!
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