Clackamas County offers support for businesses needing to recycle fluorescent bulbs
The Clackamas County Recycle at Work program is offering tohelp county businesses recycle fluorescent bulbs.
"These lamps are the largest source of mercury in our wastestream, and mercury is extremely toxic," said Clackamas County Recycle at WorkSpecialist Julane Potter. Recycle at Work is an initiative of ClackamasCounty's Office of Sustainability.
The program allows qualifying Clackamas County businesses to recycle up to 30 bulbs for free in 2014 by following these steps:
- Meet with the county's Recycle at Work specialist to obtain a wastereview and a bulb collection container.
- Collect the bulbs over the course of this year.
- Complete an inventory form and schedule an appointment with MetroSouth’s hazardous waste facility in Oregon City to drop off the bulbs.
- Drop off the bulbs for recycling before Dec. 31.
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