Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Correct Way to Dispose of Halogen Light Bulbs

We often get calls from customers wanting to know the proper way to dispose of light bulbs.  It really depends on the type of bulb as to the requirements or the proper way to "trash" them once they don't put out light any longer.

We have recently been getting calls in relation to disposing halogen light bulbs.  The make up of a halogen bulb is basically the same as an incandescent.  Some manufacturers call them incandescent bulbs.  But these bulbs are the ones that have been used for many many years and do not contain any gasses that will escape from the bulb once broken.  It's those gasses that can cause environmental damage.

As a result, there is no need to dispose of halogen bulbs in any way other than making sure that shards of glass don't cut anyone.  Throwing these in with your regular garbage is just fine.  

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