Fluorescent Tubes or Light Bulbs (CFL)

(Last Updated: 9/14/2022)

Do not put fluorescent bulbs or tubes in the trash or recycling. These contain mercury, a potent neurotoxin, and must be taken to a drop-off collection site. Keep bulbs and tubes dry.


Free drop-off collection sites

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. Adjust the search radius if the tool only shows locations across the water. Limit 10 bulbs/tubes per day, per person. 

Identifying mercury bulbs

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. 


Additional collection sites

CFL bulbs are NOT accepted at Olympic View Transfer Station. They are accepted at all other Kitsap County waste facilities. Limit 10 bulbs per day, per person.

Fluorescent tubes are only accepted at Hansville Recycling and Garbage Facility and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility. Limit 10 tubes per day, per person.


Information listed here is for household items only. View business, non-profit, and agency information.