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Post Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:22 am

Neon Sign Disposal, advice needed please?

We have installed a number of neon signs in the past but up until now have never been asked to dispose of one.

Taking it down wont be an issue but does anybody know how to go about disposing of it?
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Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:26 am

Re: Neon Sign Disposal, advice needed please?

Tubes with phosphorescent coating will have had a few grammes of mercury injected into the tube before it was pumped and bombarded, to produce the mercury vapour that glows UV to make the coating light up.
Mercury is very toxic.
Here is some info.
https://www.wikihow.com/Dispose-of-Mercury

Make sure you get reimbursed properly for all your efforts.
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Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:36 pm

Re: Neon Sign Disposal, advice needed please?

Thanks for the info, I might go to plan B and just ignore their calls for a few weeks....

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