DHBVN launches scheme for collection of used lighting appliances

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Chandigarh, Jul 23 (UNI) The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has launched an incentive scheme for collection of used compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), incandescent bulbs and tube lights for their proper disposal.

A spokesman of the Nigam said that the DHBVN would give one CFL of 15 watt free of cost against deposition of either 10 unbroken burnt CFLs or five unbroken burnt tube lights or five unburnt/working incandescent bulbs of power rating above 25 watt or 20 burnt unbroken incandescent bulbs or 15 lighting appliances of combination of these.

The consumers shall have to bring the unbroken old lighting appliances to any sub divisional office or customer care centre of the Nigam.

The DHBVN would store the used lighting appliances in steel drums of adequate size at Nigam's stores for proper disposal. The DHBVN would prefer recycling of CFLs as per recommendations of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the spokesman said.

UNI PS DB1424

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