Spent Fluorescent Tube Light Bulbs

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Spent Fluorescent Tube Light Bulbs

We recently changed out a good amount of fluorescent tube light bulbs in our lab, resulting in us having quite a bit of spent bulbs on hand.  In the past these bulbs have been lab packed for diposal due to the fact that they contain mercury.  However due to the increase in popularity of cfl bulbs, it got me to investigating local bulb recycling programs as an alternative to lab packing.  I subsequently discovered that the national chain, Batteries Plus, offers such a program at a very reasonable price of $0.12 per foot.  So I just wanted to share this with everyone in hopes that other labs may be able to benefit from this service as well.