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8th January 2008



Some advice published in early January 2008 suggests that broken low-energy light bulbs should be disposed of in a municipal recycling bin for waste batteries.

This suggestion is ill-advised, potentially dangerous and illegal. G & P Batteries specifically requests that only batteries should be placed in a waste battery container. 
Placing broken low-energy bulbs in with batteries is wrong for a number of reasons:

Our advice for any customers that have any low-energy light bulbs is that bulbs should be placed in containers designed to collect other Fluorescent tubes or if not available, then they should be stored in a separate container and sent directly to a company specialising in the recycling of waste mercury.

Please remember that we reserve the right to impose additional charges if non-conforming material is found in battery containers we collect for recycling.