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 can take advantage of LightRecycle Washington
LightRecycle, a new statewide collection program
, allows residents and businesses to recycle CFLs and other fluorescent lightbulbs for free.
Drop up to 10 CFL bulbs
Fluorescent tubes are NOT accepted at these locations. Bring tubes to accepted locations, below.
- Kirkland City Hall (at Recycling Center in downstairs lobby)
- any Bartell Drugs
lights are accepted at specific locations only due to their higher risk of breaking. Locations in and near Kirkland (as of June 2017):
- Town Center Hardware in Bridle Trails, Kirkland
- Crescent Lighting in Rose Hill, Kirkland
- PC Recycle and Repair in Bellevue
- McLendon Hardware in Woodinville
- Northshore Senior Center in Bothell
- Factoria Household Hazardous Waste site in Bellevue
- Traveling Wastemobile (various locations, often in Redmond and Bothell)
Call Waste Management at 1 (800) 592-9995 to request a CFL Bulb Recycling Bag be mailed to you. You may also fill out the online request form
. 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.
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.