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Fact or Fiction: Recycled Lighting Quiz
by Staff
It's important to recycle, and most people seem to be getting more savvy about what's good to go in the green bins and what's not. Think you know all the facts about recycled lighting? Let's start the quiz and find out.

You can't recycle old bulbs, so you might as well just throw them out in your normal trash.

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You can throw old bulbs into your regulation glass/plastic recycling bin.

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Recycling is not always free nor is the service always frequent or regular.

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A glass lamp base or shade should be recycled by color, like other glass recyclables.

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If you hate the color or style of an old lamp, it's better just to store it.

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If your lamp's wiring is shot, it's best to get rid of it.

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While it's best to try to recycle bulbs, it's actually required in some places.

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A ceramic lamp base can be recycled along with glass or plastic.

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Old bulbs are considered to be "hazardous waste" by the EPA.

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Along with charities like Goodwill, technical schools and even local theater groups are often willing to take old lamps as donations, usually tax deductible.

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