High Intensity Discharge Lamps (HID)

(Last Updated: 9/27/2019)

High-intensity discharge bulbs contain hazardous mercury and must be recycled at a free drop-off mercury lamp recycling site.

HID lamps come in a variety of shapes and sizes. HID lamp types include High Pressure Sodium, Mercury Vapour, Metal Halide, Ultraviolet (UV), Ultra High Performance (UHP) and Germicidal.


How can you tell if your headlamp contain mercury and needs to be recycled? Look for the letters "Hg" (the symbol for mercury) on the bulb or packaging.

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