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how do i recycle light bulbs

Last Updated: Apr 25, 2012  |  73 Views

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When recycling light bubs remember these tips:
  • Be sure to carefully package them to ensure that they do not break in transport. This could release dangerous toxins such as mercury.
  • An easy way to prepare used lamps for recycling is to box them up in the packaging from your new lamps.
  • Store your old lamps until you can locate an appropriate place to recycle them.
  • To find out more about recycling, visit Earth911 (
Locations in Huntsville where you can recycle light bulbs:
City Landfill
4100 Leeman Ferry Road
(256) 880-6054
Household compact flourescents, along with the older tube-type flourescents, are accepted free on the first Saturday of each month - the household hazardous waste collection day - at the entrance of the city landfill at 4100 Leeman Ferry Road (just south of Johnson Road), from 8 a.m. to noon. The bulbs are sent to a certified lighting recycler. 
Tennessee Valley Recycling
606 Triana Boulevard Northwest
(256) 539-0770
Huntsville Recycling
117 Holder Road
(256) 852-1088
Batteries Plus
3022 Memorial Parkway S
(256) 270-9700
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