Where do people dispose of their lightbulbs?

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monkeyarms
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Where do people dispose of their lightbulbs?

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The only local place I'm aware of is Churchfields Rd recycling centre in Penge. Is that really literally the only place anyone can dispose of lightbulbs? Where do other people put theirs?
Any local shops? I know Sainsbury's do batteries, but pretty sure they don't do lightbulbs.

f4monty
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Re: Where do people dispose of their lightbulbs?

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RecoLight have low energy light bulb recycling points but round our neck of the woods they're only at the main council recycling centres, which is absolutely no use at all for those of us who don't drive. Shops are more than happy to sell us this stuff but not to do their bit and collect it. No wonder they end up going in with the rest of the black bin waste...

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Re: Where do people dispose of their lightbulbs?

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monkeyarms wrote:
26 Jan 2020 10:30
The only local place I'm aware of is Churchfields Rd recycling centre in Penge.
Which is Bromley Borough, and you technically need a resident's permit to use it. Bromley now have a collection for small electrical items, which includes the new-fangled bulbs which you aren't allowed to throw away in the waste. Does Lewisham not do anything similar? (Actually, given previous discussions on Lewisham vs. Bromley recycling here, quite conceivably not :( )

This link might help: https://www.easy-lightbulbs.com/lightin ... -disposal/

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Re: Where do people dispose of their lightbulbs?

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alywin wrote:
27 Jan 2020 23:05
Does Lewisham not do anything similar? (Actually, given previous discussions on Lewisham vs. Bromley recycling here, quite conceivably not :( )
Lewisham's Deptford Recycling Centre does - we dump ours there - but it's a long journey, even longer without a car. It's absolute madness and environmentally unsound that we can no longer use the Lambeth dump and residents of both boroughs have to travel to the extremities of their boroughs rather than the nearest which is usually much nearer. They really should be put back under London rather than borough control.

Parochialism gone mad!

Stuart

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