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Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Do Your Part: Always consider recycling solutions

Stumped on what to do with stuff you can’t toss in the recycling bin? Don’t trash it before finding out how to do your part with even the trickiest of items. Here are my “Top 5 Solutions to Your Recycling Problems”.

CFL fire hazard a misconception

As the use of incandescent light bulbs is phased out in the United States, consumers are turning to compact fluorescent bulbs as an energy- and cost-saving alternative. The way CFL bulbs sometimes behave, though, has left some wondering whether they are safe. Search the Internet, and you’ll find a lot of items describing compact fluorescent bulbs as a fire hazard.

Cheney sending out free energy-saving bulbs

Customers of the Cheney Light Department can expect to find five-packs of compact fluorescent light bulbs in the mail, courtesy of the city. The CFLs should start arriving at residents’ homes around the third or fourth week of August and are paid for with some of the $195,000 the city received through the Bonneville Power Administration’s conservation program. The funds are also used to provide rebates for customers who upgrade to Energy Star-rated appliances to save energy. Cheney had three years to spend the funds and must use the remaining $64,000 by Sept. 30.