(Last Updated: 10/10/2018)
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.
How can you tell if your bulb contains mercury and needs to be recycled? CFLs are known for their "corkscrew" design, but they also have other shapes and sizes. Look for the letters "Hg" (the symbol for mercury) on the base of the lamp or on the packaging.
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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.