Your question: What do you do with a broken lava lamp?

Can I throw away a lava lamp?

Although their formula is a secret, manufacturers of lava lamps claim they are non-toxic. They recommend that you wrap the lamp in newspaper and throw it in the trash. Do not pour the liquid down a drain or flush it down the toilet because it contains wax which can stop up a sewer. Don’t throw it out.

Can you fix a broken lava lamp?

A broken bulb, naturally, will not be able to melt the wax and allow the lava lamp to function. If the bulb is broken, you will have to have it replaced.

Where can I dispose of a lava lamp?

How should I recycle my lava lamp bottle when it reaches the end of its life? A. Please make a hole in the metal cap with a sharp point, then pour away the liquid. The bottle may then be recycled through your local recycling centre.

How do I dispose of a large lava lamp?

How should I dispose of my lava lamp bottle when it reaches the end of its life? A. Please make a hole in the metal cap with a sharp point, then pour away the liquid. The bottle may then be recycled through your local recycling centre.

Are lava lamps hazardous waste?

While some manufacturers (Mathmos) say it is safe to dispose of the lamp by just making a hole in the metal cap, pouring out the liquid and recylcing the bottle, some brands may contain carbon tetrachloride which is poisonous and should be treated as hazardous waste.

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