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Where/how do I dispose of the broken CFL bulbs I received in the mail from FirstEnergy?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Seems everywhere I read how to dispose of spent bulbs, not those that have broken glass. How concerned should I be that they were in my house several weeks before I discovered they were broken?



Sweep up the broken glass carefully while wearing a particle mask and gloves and bag it up so as not to allow the pieces to spread.

  • Then you can follow the EPA guidelines listed on their website here.  
  • Also, the EPA publishes a page of detailed advice for cleaning up a broken CFL here.

Hope it Helps! Thanks for thinking about the environment and your safety!




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