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Recycling CFLs Johnson City TN

You've probably heard about CFLs, those energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps in Johnson City that many (including us) regularly recommend as alternatives to typical incandescent lights. You've probably also heard that CFLs contain very small amounts of mercury sealed in glass tubing.� The typical CFL has about 4 milligrams of mercury, which would fit on the tip of a ballpoint pen, and newer CFLs have as...

Davis Recycling Inc
(423) 926-3699
639 Woodlyn Rd
Johnson City, TN
 
Lynch Recycling
(423) 926-4286
2201 Eddie Williams Rd
Johnson City, TN
 
Carter County Recycling Ctr
(423) 543-2124
411 Cherokee Park Dr
Elizabethton, TN
 
Wise Recycling Llc
(423) 343-0004
3229 E Stone Dr
Kingsport, TN
 
Sullivan County Recycling
(423) 279-2879
3411 Highway 126
Bristol, TN
 
Appalachian Recycle Ctr
(423) 928-1118
3507 W Market St
Johnson City, TN
 
Southeast Recycling Tech Inc
(423) 477-2961
108 Kwickway Ln
Johnson City, TN
 
Kingsport Auto Recyclers
4216 W Stone Dr
Kingsport, TN
 
Waste Management Recycle Amer
(423) 246-3353
1821 Jared Dr
Kingsport, TN
 
Scott Recycling
(877) 700-1521
2700 Hoitt Ave.
Knoxville, TN

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Recycling CFLs

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You've probably heard about CFLs, those energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps that many (including us) regularly recommend as alternatives to typical incandescent lights.� You've probably also heard that CFLs contain very small amounts of mercury sealed in glass tubing.� The typical CFL has about 4 milligrams of mercury, which would fit on the tip of a ballpoint pen, and newer CFLs have as little as 1.4 milligrams of mercury, according to the Department of Energy.

However, because of that mercury, CFLs must be disposed of carefully.� In many areas, you can't put them in the household trash, and many recycling programs won't accept CFLs.� If you're trying to figure out how to dispose of your CFLs, Waste Management, the nation's largest waste and recycling company, has a solution.

The company recently launched an online serices, called Think Green From Home, that makes it easy to safely recycle household waste such as CFLs and batteries.� On the website, homeowners can order mail-in recycling kits for CFLs, batteries and (soon) small electronics such as cell phones and MP3 players.

The website explains step-by-step how to recycle CFLs, and will even provide you with a confirmation of recycling via e-mail.� Each CFL Recycling Kit is priced at $14.95, and can hold up to 15 CFLs.� the kits come complete with a re-searable VaporLok bag and a prepaid reutrn shipping label.� When the box is full, seal it and put it in your mailbox.� It's that easy.� For more information:� www.thinkgreenfromhome.com or 866-699-6466.

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