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From: Fred Friedman (FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV)
Date: Mon Jul 27 1998 - 07:01:00 EDT


Date: Mon, 27 Jul 98 12:01 WET DST
From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman)
Subject: Re:  Bulb crushers (Andy Bray)

July 27, 1998

Dear Mr. Bray,

I'm not certain what you are after. If it is what firms will take crushed fluorescent glass to reprocess, the answer is that a few will when they have no alternative, but by and large, from their business standpoint and from a regulatory standpoint dealing with intact bulbs is preferable for obvious reasons.

MIT of Allentown, PA will deal with crushed bulbs, though they would prefer to crush them themselves.

Northeast Lamp Recycling in East Windsor, CT may have been able to do the same, though I'm not sure if they are still in business.

There is even a mobile system of collection and processing being marketed in the US by a German firm called Herborn GMBH whose telephone number in Germany is 0613451025.

I believe that the Mass DEP [in your backyard] has a listing of fluorescent recyclers some of whom will take some percentage of crushed lamp glass.

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