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  • Lynne H. 7 months ago
    Please do NOT throw away your mascara wands. Instead, clean JUST THE WAND with dawn soap, place them in a ziploc bag and mail them to a Wildlife Refuge accepting donations. These little wands are able to be upcycled to clean away oil, larvae, fly eggs, mites, infections, mud and other contaminants from wildlife. Works great for medical care and wound treatment

    Pick your refuge to mail to:

    Appalachian Wild
    P.O. Box 1211
    Skyland NC 28776

    OR

    Wildlife Wands
    P.O. Box 1586
    Southwick, MA 01077.
  • Merry H. 1 year ago
    You can turn 'normally shaped' light bulbs into cute and working maracas. Tear, not cut, old newspaper into 1/2 wide strips. Soak some in water. Used this for the first covering layer on the bulb. All over it. Then soak more in white glue til soaked. Its ok to dilute with a small bit of water. Cover the maraca bulb in at least seven layers. More is better. Let dry several days. When thoroughly dry toss on hard floor. The glass inside will break to make the sound part. Paint in bright colors. Voila! Maracas. Big flood light bulbs are really great! Add ribbons to handle for even fancier ones.
  • joanna l. 1 year ago
    I brought a lightbulb to a recycling event sponsored by our senator and assemblyman. They did not know what could be done with it (or that some contain mercury) so they suggested that I try the Earth911 site. This is where I found out that Home Depot takes them.
    • joanna l. 1 year ago
      Let your reps know how you feel about recycling, you want it to be easier ! this recycling was a great opportunity to do just that. You can also visit their facebook page or send them and e mail to voice your opinions.
  • deborah D. 1 year ago
    An increasing number of larger hardware stores (aside from the national big box stores) are also providing access to recycling fluorescent (tube or CFL) and incandescent bulbs.
    It never hurts to check with your state\local solid waste website for hazardous household waste options.
  • Linda W. 1 year ago
    I have taken my old CFLs to the Home Depot, and fluorescent bulbs, too, my only time I use the old-fashioned incandescents is for a very few lamps that won't accommodate a CFL style bulb~!
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