Lamp & Fixture Disposal
Lamp/Bulb & LED Recycling Made Easy
Current recommends recycling Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) or Linear Fluorescent Tubes at the end of life. All fluorescent bulbs require a very small amount of mercury to operate with high efficiency. Recycling recovers lamp materials, including mercury, for reuse. LED and LED Fixtures may also be recycled. These materials are typically non-hazardous, but are comprised of electronic components and other materials that can be reused or re-manufactured.
Recycling Linear Fluorescent tubes and Compact Fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) is required in many locations.
States requiring recycling of fluorescent tubes:
States requiring commercial, industrial, government facilities to recycle: