Fluorescent Lamp Recycling

Fluorescent Lamp Recycling

Fluorescent Lamps includes fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lamps, metal halide lamps, and sodium vapor lamps.

Fluorescent lamps and tubes:

  • Fluorescent tubes, including low mercury tubes.
  • Compact fluorescents, including low mercury lamps.

High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps:

  • Metal halide lamps, such as floodlights for large indoor and outdoor areas and gymnasiums.
  • Sodium lamps, such as those sometimes used as security lighting and outdoor floodlights.
  • Mercury vapor lamps, such as those sometimes used for street lighting.

Environmental Hazards

All fluorescent lamps and tubes are considered hazardous waste in California when they are discarded because they contain mercury. Find more information at calrecycle.com.

Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Locations

  • East Quincy Transfer Station
  • Delleker Transfer Station
  • Greenville Transfer Station
  • Chester Transfer Station
  • Graeagle Transfer Station

The disposal services listed above are free to our residential customers and apply only to household batteries and fluorescent lamps that are generated at your residence.

Businesses - Government Offices – Schools

Businesses who are Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG) must call one of the locations below to schedule an appointment to drop-off their hazardous waste. Fees will apply.

  • Feather River Disposal  (530) 283-2065  
  • Intermountain Disposal (530) 832-4879  or (800) 852-0770