These mercury light bulbs, pictured above, were in the glass recycling pickup box today.
The city explains what can go to ordinary recycling. There is no hazardous-waste collection.
The city assures the workers separate hazardous waste like this, but if many people are doing this and the bins are full, no one would see.
This dangerous mercury would then contaminate the pickup vehicle and wherever the glass goes for recycling. It’s also hard for any humans dealing with it by hand, as it would be in the air.
More awareness is needed on this very hazardous material going into the environment.
Sheila Swift, White Rock