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Mercury-Containing Light Bulbs

Mercury-containing light bulbs include:

  • fluorescent bulbs, including compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)
  • high intensity discharge (HID) bulbs, which include mercury vapor bulbs, metal halide and high-pressure sodium bulbs, and are used for streetlights, floodlights, parking lots, and industrial lighting
  • neon/argon lamps commonly used in the electric sign industry

Why use fluorescent bulbs if they contain mercury?

Fluorescents are significantly more energy-efficient than incandescent bulbs because they require less energy to provide lighting. Electrical generation from coal-burning power plants also releases mercury into the environment. The use of fluorescent bulbs in place of incandescent bulbs lowers energy use and thus reduces the associated release of mercury from many power plants. Fluorescent bulbs are also more cost effective because they last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. (EPA)

 

Furniture/Office Fixtures

  • Chair
  • Table
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Desk
  • File Cabinet
  • Book Shelf
  • Lock Box/Fire Safe

 

Misc./Other

  • Lawn Mower
  • Snow Blower
  • Garden Tiller
  • Generator
  • Blender
  • Food Processor
  • Electric Mixer
  • Toaster
  • Treadmill
  • Exercise Bike
  • Rowing Machine
  • Weight Bench
  • Electric Motors
  • Scrap Steel