Disposing of old T5/Fluorescent Tubes

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by chas84, 19 Mar 2011.

  1. chas84

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    I'd like to know the proper way to dispose of old T5/Fluorescent tubes? Was thinking Builder's or other hardware store would have an option? What do you guys do with your old tubes?
     
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  3. Tremayn

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    On bin day, I go up the driveway and leave them in the neighbours bin :p
     
  4. durleo

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    i know pick and pay have a recycling station for flourescent tubes
     
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  5. Dane

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    Builders warehouse, pick n pay and most recycling depots should accept these.

    Bad tremayn! These need to be disposed of properly!
     
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    haha I was joking... I never threw away a globe to date.. I dont know why I keep them :(
     
  7. chas84

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    Cool thanks guys.
     
  8. RiaanP

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    I keep one old set. Others I dispose of at work, in a tube bin they got. Same for CFL, should also be recycled.
     
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