Originally Posted by Peanuthead
Rather than start a new thread I'll ask in this one. How do I dispose of fluorescent bulbs? They don't seem to belong in either the blue or black bins.
If you are talking about the long tubes (as opposed to the little curly or similar-sized CFLs), many ACE Hardware stores and Batteries Plus locations accept them. Each location is independently owned, so give them a call before you make a special trip.
If you are talking about Compact Fluorescent Lights, nearly all ACE Hardware, Home Depot, Lowes, and Ikea stores accept them.
Also, the Chicago hazardous waste facility
at 1150 N. North Branch Street accepts both kinds of bulbs. Do check the hours as they are rather limited. Many suburbs also have hazardous waste facilities for their residents.
You are correct that you should not place fluorescent bulbs in either the regular recycling or garbage containers. Thank-you for making the effort to properly dispose of them.