CFL light bulbs and fluorescent tubes contain mercury, which can pose health hazards and environmental harm, so they should not be thrown away. Instead, drop off fluorescent lights for safe disposal at free drop-off points throughout Kirkland and the eastside. Both residents and businesses can use LightRecycle
Drop up to 10 CFL bulbs
daily at LightRecycle
drop off locations.
lights are accepted at fewer locations because they are more likely to break, which releases the hazardous mercury. Find fluorescent tube recycling locations with the LightRecycle
Fluorescent tubes are also accepted at hazardous waste sites, including:
The LightRecycle program accepts only CFLs, fluorescent tubes, and HID bulbs, because they contain mercury. Incandescent lightbulbs and LED bulbs should be thrown away in the garbage; there are no recycling programs for these kinds of bulbs.