Light Bulbs

The following list of light bulbs may either be put into the trash or dropped off at a Household Hazardous Waste event (HHW) for safe disposal.

  • Incandescent Filament Light Bulbs and Halogen Light Bulbs– dispose of as trash.
  • Fluorescent Lamps and Bulbs – Fluorescent lamps with a ballast contain a small amount of mercury and can be dropped off at any HHW event as well as the fluorescent bulbs.
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) – These curly tube bulbs are accepted at drop boxes inside Ikea stores for free recycling or can be dropped off at any HHW event.
  • Light-Emitting Diode Bulbs (LEDs)- These light bulbs contain a small amount of heavy metal and can be dropped off at any HHW event. 
  • Fluorescent Tubes – Residents can drop off the tubes to any HHW event. Businesses must make arrangements for disposal. See below for a list of  vendors.

 Business Organizations:

AERC Recycling Solutions, Allentown, PA (610) 797-7608  www.aerc.com
Air Cycle Corporation, 800-909-9709  https://www.aircycle.com
Batteries Plus Bulbs, Montgomeryville, PA (215) 688-5848 https://www.batteriesplus.com/t/recycling
GoClear Corporation Lamp & Electronic Recycling, 610-444-0688  www:gocler.com