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    projector bulbs

    What do you do with your dead bulbs?

    we currently have a large box filled with them, we are reluctant to dispose of them into normal landfill because of the enviromental issues

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    Our local tip has a box for such stuff.

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    When I purchased lamps in the past they have generally sent return envelopes for Free Postage of the dead lamps. I think these were from Lamp House. If you speak to them, they may take the lamps of your hands - but they may try and flog you the lamps also!

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    You must not landfill them, they contain mercury and need disposing of properly. I keep mine in a box until the summer, and the company that collects our old machines (under the WEEE directive) takes them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    You must not landfill them, they contain mercury and need disposing of properly. I keep mine in a box until the summer, and the company that collects our old machines (under the WEEE directive) takes them.
    yep this is what we do too.

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    The company that takes our flourescent tubes will also take our projector lamps.

    Ben

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    I think we've just been binning ours... I did point out the "This product contains mercury" text on the box when replacing one today... don't think anyone else really thought about it.

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