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 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
- Town Center Hardware in Bridle Trails
- Crescent Lighting on 85th
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 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.
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 site in Bellevue
- Traveling Wastemobile (various locations, often in Redmond and Bothell)
Find more fluorescent tube recycling locations with LightRecycle Washington.
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.