Light Bulbs

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All types of light bulbs can be recycled at the ACC CHaRM (1005 College Ave). Residential and commercial prices vary. Please drop off only unbroken fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs.

Accepted items are:

  • Circular fluorescent bulbs
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs)
  • Eight-foot fluorescent bulbs
  • Four-foot fluorescent bulbs
  • Horseshoe-shaped fluorescent bulbs
  • Incandescent bulbs
  • Halogen lamps
  • Light emitting diode (LED)

Bulb Contents

In general, fluorescent tubes contain 94% glass, 4% ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and 2% phosphor powder, it is within this phosphor powder that the most hazardous element is contained - mercury. Mercury is a metal hazardous to human health and the environment. If the fluorescent bulb has Hg (the abbreviation for "hydrargyrum," which is the Latin name for mercury), it contains mercury and should be disposed of properly. One broken fluorescent bulb can contaminate 7,000 gallons of water with mercury. 

If you break a bulb, view the EPA website's clean-up information. For additional information, contact the Recycling Division. 

For more information about fluorescent bulbs, visit the sites below: