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Ask Charlie | December 08, 2009

Q: What is the correct method to dispose of CFL light bulbs that contain mercury? - SHORELINE


A: Dear Daemon,

Switching to Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) is an excellent choice to make when it comes to energy savings. However, CFLs contain a small amount of mercury, a highly toxic substance, and are not allowed in the garbage.

Here are a few options for recycling your CFL tubes and bulbs:


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tags: green energy  recycling  shoreline 

Ask Charlie | December 03, 2009

Q: What is the correct method to dispose of CFL light bulbs that contain mercury? - SEATTLE


A: Dear Daemon,

Switching to Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) is an excellent choice to make when it comes to energy savings. However, CFLs contain a small amount of mercury, a highly toxic substance, and are not allowed in the garbage. Here are a few options for recycling CFL tubes and bulbs in Seattle:


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tags: green energy  recycling  seattle 

Ask Charlie | November 01, 2009

Q: Can you help me green my coffee shop?


A: Calling all Baristas!

The following scenario is probably all too familiar. You’re topping off that delicious hot chocolate with whipped cream, and slowly but surely you run out of gas and that fluffy topping is barely sputtering out. You take out the empty cartridge, glance left at the trash bin, then right at the recycling bin. As an eco-conscious barista, what is one to do!?

Coffee shops are full of odd disposable items. CleanScapes' Waste Diversion team did an audit for a local coffee shop and answered several questions about how to dispose of common coffee shop waste. Read on to find out how to green your coffee shop!


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tags: recycling  composting  waste reduction  seattle 

Ask Charlie | June 12, 2009

Q: Can I recycle the plastic plant pots, trays and containers that new plants come in? - SHORELINE


A: Dear Mack,

Gardeners in Shoreline cannot recycle plastic plant pots curbside, but several Shoreline businesses accept containers for recycling. Some nurseries will re-use these pots and trays -- making your gardening practices even "greener."


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tags: shoreline  recycling 

Ask Charlie | June 12, 2009

Q: Can I recycle the plastic plant containers that new plants come in? - SEATTLE


A: Dear Mack,

Green thumbs Seattle rest assured: The heaps of empty plastic plant pots sitting outside your garden shed can all be recycled in your curbside recycling! Just be sure to give them a good shake and a rinse. Loose dirt can contaminate loads of recyclables.

Recyclable nursery pots include square and round pots and seedling trays of all colors.


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tags: recycling  seattle 

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