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    Jul 2009
    Somewhere in the Hills

    Recycling alkaline batteries and CFLs / florescent tubes

    Does anyone know where you are supposed to take alkaline batteries for recycling? How about florescent light bulbs (4-foot-long shop tubes and the newer "CFL" compact florescent lamps)? I have asked around repeatedly and nobody can give me an answer.
    Owner of: Super Ego briefcase (Black / Indigo / Steel) with Reflective Strip, Brain Cell (Steel), Horizontal Freudian Slip, various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps, and a Side Effect (Black / Wassabi) worn as a belt-style hip-pack.

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    Forum Member dorayme's Avatar
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    Jun 2010
    tiny rural town in the Piedmont of the Carolinas
    We just dropped off our florescent and CFL bulbs last night at Lowes when we picked up some new ones and some LED's. They didn't have a common receptacle. We had to ask the service person and they have a return at the counter.
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    Jul 2010
    Tukwila, WA
    My County website has information about specific recycling items, but you've maybe tried that already?

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    Forum Member TavaPeak's Avatar
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    May 2011
    Colorado Springs
    So glad you are taking the effort to recycle the batteries. Here is site where you can enter your zip code & the item, and see some locations. I have some printer cartridges to recycle, and this site told me that a Boy Scout troop collects them. Cool!

    Battery Recycling -

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    Volunteer Moderator Badger's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
    Badger State
    I believe IKEA will take batteries and bulbs of all sorts. I also drop off batteries at Office Depot, the Home Depot, and Best Buy.

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