Service offered to recycle energy-saving lights Service offered to recycle energy-saving lights

Waste Management has launched ThinkGreenFromHome.com, a streamlined online service for the recycling of universal household waste including compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), batteries, and eventually other household electronics.

  • Tuesday, September 9, 2008 5:40pm
  • Business

Waste Management has launched ThinkGreenFromHome.com, a streamlined online service for the recycling of universal household waste including compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), batteries, and eventually other household electronics.

Waste Management handles disposal services in the Kirkland area.

CFL recycling represents the core service of ThinkGreenFromHome.com, Smith said. CFLs help reduce a household’s energy use. However, since the devices contain mercury, proper handling and disposal of the bulbs is important, she added.

CFL use is growing rapidly – it is expected that some 4 billion CFLs will be in household use by 2012 – but safe, convenient methods for recycling CFLs and other household universal waste have previously been lacking, Smith noted.

To safely store and recycle used CFLs and batteries, customers can order online and receive prepaid-postage kits delivered to their door. Think Green From Home CFL recycling kits incorporate Mercury VaporLokTM technology, which is designed to reduce the risk of airborne exposure and environmental contamination from lamps broken during storage and shipping.

The kits are available at an introductory offer of $14.95. Over a two year period, the cost to most households for temporary, safe storage, and later disposal, is less than 3 cents a day, the company said.

Kits are available for both discarded bulbs and batteries. They are approved for shipping by the United States Postal Service. Consumers can ship the boxes directly from their home or at any one of the over 34,000 postal offices across the country.

For more information on CFL, battery and electronic waste recycling, or to order recycling kits, visit http://www.thinkgreenfromhome.com.

Waste Management has launched ThinkGreenFromHome.com, a streamlined online service for the recycling of universal household waste including compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), batteries, and eventually other household electronics.

Waste Management handles disposal services in the Kirkland area.

CFL recycling represents the core service of ThinkGreenFromHome.com, Smith said. CFLs help reduce a household’s energy use. However, since the devices contain mercury, proper handling and disposal of the bulbs is important, she added.

CFL use is growing rapidly – it is expected that some 4 billion CFLs will be in household use by 2012 – but safe, convenient methods for recycling CFLs and other household universal waste have previously been lacking, Smith noted.

To safely store and recycle used CFLs and batteries, customers can order online and receive prepaid-postage kits delivered to their door. Think Green From Home CFL recycling kits incorporate Mercury VaporLokTM technology, which is designed to reduce the risk of airborne exposure and environmental contamination from lamps broken during storage and shipping.

The kits are available at an introductory offer of $14.95. Over a two year period, the cost to most households for temporary, safe storage, and later disposal, is less than 3 cents a day, the company said.

Kits are available for both discarded bulbs and batteries. They are approved for shipping by the United States Postal Service. Consumers can ship the boxes directly from their home or at any one of the over 34,000 postal offices across the country.

For more information on CFL, battery and electronic waste recycling, or to order recycling kits, visit http://www.thinkgreenfromhome.com.


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