CFL light bulbs contain mercury and should not be placed in the trash. Single family residents in Kirkland can recycle CFL bulbs curbside or take advantage of LightRecycle Washington drop-off points, including City Hall.
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 daily at Kirkland City Hall, any Bartell Drugs, or other collection sites throughout the state. Fluorescent tube lights are accepted at specific locations only, like the Bridle Trails Town Center Ace Hardware in Kirkland, McLendons in Woodinville, and the Factoria Household Hazardous Waste site in Bellevue.
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
. Fill the bag with your burnt out 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.