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  • Recycle Your Low Energy Bulbs Locally

    Posted on May 11th, 2011 Steve No comments

    This is where you can recycle your low energy light bulbs

    We are teaming up with J. Searle & Son to make it easy for Buckfastleigh residents to recycle their used compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).

    Low energy CFLs contain a small amount of mercury giving them their energy-saving properties. Whilst this isn’t harmful on its own, if large quantities of these lamps are left to go to landfill they could be damaging to the environment. Local residents used to be able to recycle used CFLs at the Bulley Cleaves recycling centre until this closed recently.

    You can bring your used CFLs into J. Searle & Son’s shop in Buckfastleigh and place them in one of the award-winning Bulbstore Mini collection boxes. The box is provided as part of a scheme created by a partnership between Recolight (the specialist waste electrical and electronic equipment compliance scheme for the lighting industry) and CoBRA (Community Bulb Recycling Alliance).

    “We are delighted that J. Searle & Son will be providing this scheme, so that shoppers can recycle their old CFLs and buy their new ones at the same time,” said Steve Bamford, BTT Secretary.

    “This recycling service is a small first step, but we shall continue to work with local councillors and residents to see what other recycling facilities can easily be provided in Buckfastleigh.”

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