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Compact Fluorescent Lamp Bulbs

CFL light bulbs contain mercury and should not be placed in the trash. Single family residents in Kirkland can recycle CFL bulbs curbside. All residents and businesses can take advantage of LightRecycle Washington drop-off points.

CFLsHow to Recycle CFL Bulbs in Kirkland
Drop up to 10 CFL bulbs daily at:
  • Kirkland City Hall (at Recycling Center in downstairs lobby)
  • any Bartell Drugs
  • Town Center Hardware in Bridle Trails
  • Crescent Lighting on 85th
Fluorescent tubes are NOT accepted at these locations. Bring tubes to accepted locations, below.

CFL Bulb BagRecycle CFL Bulbs Curbside (Single Family Residents)
Call Waste Management at 1 (800) 592-9995 to request a CFL Bulb Recycling Bag be mailed to you. You may also fill out their online request formlinks to external site. We also have bags available in a drawer in our Recycling Center at City Hall.

Fill the bag with your burnt out CFL bulbs, seal the bag, and place the bag on top of your blue recycling cart on your collection day. Please note that broken bulbs and fluorescent tubes are not accepted.

Where to Recycle Fluorescent Tubes in and near Kirkland
fluorescent tubeFluorescent tube lights are accepted at fewer locations due to their higher risk of breaking. Locations in and near Kirkland (as of February 2018):
  • Town Center Hardware in Bridle Trails, Kirkland
  • Crescent Lighting in Rose Hill, Kirkland
  • Batteries Plus Bulbs in Bellevue
  • Seattle Lighting in Bellevue
  • McLendon Hardware in Woodinville
  • Northshore Senior Center in Bothell
  • Factoria Household Hazardous Waste sitelinks to external site in Bellevue
  • Traveling Wastemobilelinks to external site (various locations, often in Redmond and Bothell)

Find more fluorescent tube recycling locations with LightRecycle Washingtonlinks to external site.

How to Dispose of Other Lightbulbs (LED and Incandscent)
The LightRecycle Washington program accepts only CFLs, fluorescent tubes, and HID bulbs, because they contain mercury. Incandescent lightbulbs and LED bulbs may be thrown in the trash; there are no recycling programs available.

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