Set Clocks Back November 3 – Recycle Batteries and CFLs

smokeRemember to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 3.

Daylight Saving Time is a good reminder to test your home’s smoke detectors and change out old batteries. As winter approaches, it’s also a great time to replace burned-out light bulbs with energy-efficient CFL light bulbs.

Old fluorescent bulbs and tubes, Ni-Cad and Lithium rechargeable and other hazardous batteries can be disposed of free of charge at Seattle’s household hazardous waste facilities and other convenient locations.

cflbulbIncandescent light bulbs and alkaline batteries, such as the ones AA, AAA, C, 9-volt and D can be disposed in Seattle’s curbside garbage cans as they are not considered hazardous.

For more information on where to dispose of household hazardous waste, including station locations and hours, contact www.HazWasteHelp.org or 206-296-4692.