Recycling Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Fluorescent lights save electricity; so they are a good choice for energy conservation. However,
At Your Door ServiceIf you live in Belmont, Burlingame, Foster City, East Palo Alto, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, San Carlos, San Mateo, or a variety of neighborhoods in the unincorporated areas of the County, you can call 1-800-HHW-PKUP to arrange for pickup of the whole range of household hazardous waste, at your doorstep.
For more details, visit Rethink Waste
Drop Where You ShopSome businesses that sell compact fluorescent bulbs or tubes will take used-up ones back from their customers. Since this service is voluntary, participating stores do change. Currently, these include all Home Depot, OSH and IKEA stores, as well as some independent hardware stores.
To check for locations near you, visit www.Recycleworks.org and use the Recycling Search function at the bottom left of their homepage. (It doesn’t hurt to call the business and double-check, as well.)
Use the County’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) ProgramHave you cleaned out your house and gotten a load of HHW ready? Don’t live in an At Your Door city (see above)? Make an appointment online, and drop off your fluorescent lights along with everything else.