Fluorescent Tubes or Light Bulbs (CFL)

(Last Updated: 10/11/2019)

Type your zip code into the LightRecycle WA Collection Site Locator to find a free drop-off site for fluorescent tubes, CFLs, and other bulbs containing mercury. Sites have a limit ten bulbs/tubes per day, per person. Adjust the search radius if the tool only shows locations across the water. 

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 all county waste facilities. Limit ten bulbs per day, per person.

Fluorescent tubes are not accepted at all county facilities. Only the Hansville Recycling and Garbage Facility and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility accept fluorescent tubes. Limit ten per day, per person.


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.