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Maybe your lightbulbs burned out over the winter, or maybe you just made a new year's resolution to upgrade to LED lighting - who knows?
But if you're disposing of old and expired lightbulbs, there are a lot of complicated recycling guidelines.
Some can be thrown out with the rest of the rubbish; others need to be collected.
In article we hope to dispel some of that confusion.
When a lightbulb is recycled, it gets sent to the reprocessor where it is crushed.
98% of the material (glass, plastic, and metal), can then be reused. It's the circle of life.
These bulbs are made of a different type of glass than bottles - and the fine wires in the processing are very hard to filter out.
CFL bulbs have a small amount of mercury inside them (just enough to fit on the tip of a biro), which is safe for humans but can be harmful to the environment if they get dumped in a landfill.
The handy site Recolight provides a map of the nearest collection points to your postcode.
If you have a house full of CFL lightbulbs and a trek from the nearest collection point, it's probably best to wait until you have a collection of expired bulbs - just make sure they don't smash!