With LightRecycle Washington, residents and businesses may recycle up to 10 fluorescent bulbs per day for free. Fluorescent bulbs contain mercury, a potent neurotoxin that is harmful to people and the environment. Don't throw used fluorescent bulbs in the trash or break them, make sure you dispose of them properly. Find a collection site near you.
Cleaning Broken Fluorescent Bulbs
If a fluorescent light breaks, it is very important to follow the proper cleaning procedures. Review the information provided by the EPA to learn how to safely deal with a small mercury spill.