Neon Lights

(Last Updated: 1/16/2019)

Hazardous Waste. Free Drop-Off Recycling Available. Neon lights contain mercury, which is hazardous to human and environmental health. Do not put them in the garbage.

How can you tell if your bulb contains mercury?The best way to check for mercury is to look for the letters "Hg" (the symbol for mercury) on the base of the lamp or on the packaging.

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Recycle neon and other mercury bulbs for free. Drop off mercury-containing lights (up to 10 at a time) at one of the approved sites in Kitsap County and Belfair.

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.