Fluorescent Tubes or Light Bulbs (CFL)

(Last Updated: 12/10/2018)

LightRecycle WA is a free statewide recycling program for fluorescent tubes, CFLs, and other lamps containing mercury. Type your zip code into the LightRecycle Washington website to find a drop-off site near you. Note: Adjust the search radius if the tool only shows locations across the water. All locations limit 10 bulbs/tubes per day, per person.

How can you tell if your bulb contains mercury and needs to be recycled? Look for the letters "Hg" (the symbol for mercury) on the base of the lamp or on the packaging. Information listed here is for household items only. View business, non-profit, and agency information. 


CFL bulbs are also accepted at Kitsap County's Silverdale, Hansville, Olalla, Olympic View Transfer Station, and Household Hazardous Waste facilities. Limit 10 bulbs per day, per person.

Fluorescent tubes are accepted at Kitsap County's Hansville and Household Hazardous Waste facilities. Limit 10 tubes per day, per person.

Kitsap County North Kitsap Recycling & Garbage Facility (Hansville)
7791 NE Ecology Rd. Kingston, WA 98346
360-638-2710 | Website | Map
Kitsap County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
5551 SW Imperial Way Bremerton, WA 98312
360-337-5777 | Website | Map
Kitsap County South Kitsap Recycling & Garbage Facility (Olalla)
2850 SE Burley-Olalla Rd. Olalla, WA 98359
253-857-5034 | Website | Map
Kitsap County Olympic View Transfer Station
9380 SW Barney White Rd Bremerton, WA 98312
360-674-2297 | Website | Map
Kitsap County Central Kitsap Recycling & Garbage Facility (Silverdale)
8843 NW Dickey Rd Silverdale, WA 98383
360-692-5900 | Website | Map

Mercury is a potent neurotoxin. Washington State law requires that all mercury-containing lights be recycled to prevent mercury from entering the environment and threatening human health. Although a single fluorescent light contains a very small amount of mercury, millions of these lights are sold every year in Washington State.