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Topic # 245428 3-Feb-2019 13:03
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Hey does anyone know who takes tubes for recycling or safe disposal in Christchurch? There was a previous thread asking about this for Auckland that talked about interwaste but they picked up en masse from collection centers.

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  Reply # 2172212 3-Feb-2019 14:17
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However these people claim to be able to recycle them, at $2.60ea.

 

https://www.ecotechservices.co.nz/shop/fluorescent-tube-recycling/

 

Might be worth calling them first however to confirm.

 

 

 

However from CCC's website:

 

Hazardous waste does not include treated timber, household batteries (dry cell or gel batteries), household smoke detectors, energy saving light bulbs. Although these materials contain potentially hazardous elements, the risk to human health and the environment is small and they can be disposed of in your red rubbish bin 

 

I cannae find florescent tubes specifically, however they're the same type as energy saving light bulbs so seems reasonable to presume this advice is applicable to both.

 

 


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  Reply # 2172680 4-Feb-2019 11:49
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However from CCC's website:

 

 

 

Hazardous waste does not include treated timber, household batteries (dry cell or gel batteries), household smoke detectors, energy saving light bulbs. Although these materials contain potentially hazardous elements, the risk to human health and the environment is small and they can be disposed of in your red rubbish bin 

 

 

 

I cannae find florescent tubes specifically, however they're the same type as energy saving light bulbs so seems reasonable to presume this advice is applicable to both.

 

As the CCC Sports Centres don't have special e-waste bins for re-cycling I think you'd find all their florescent tubes which have failed due to old age  (or ball strikes!) go straight into their big orange skips, as do everything from their red or yellow topped wheelie bins.  If you care to go to Jellie Park in the summer you will see that the red and yellow topped bins are an exercise in green wash, and that the cafe staff, staff, contract cleaners/lifeguards put all rubbish except for cardboard, paper, and some plastics, into the big orange skips.   CCC is not as green as they would have people believe!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2172705 4-Feb-2019 13:01
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Drop them off at a school and tell the kids they're lightsabers. Not your problem then!

 

Note: Don't do that.


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