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Compact Fluorescent Lamp Bulbs

CFLsCFL 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 LightRecyclelinks to external site drop-off locations.

Recycle CFL Bulbs
Drop up to 10 CFL bulbs daily at LightRecyclelinks to external site drop off locations.

Recycle Fluorescent Tubes 
Fluorescent tube 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 LightRecyclelinks to external site search tool.

fluorescent tubeFluorescent tubes are also accepted at hazardous waste sites, including:
How to Dispose of Other Lightbulbs (LED and Incandescent)
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.

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