How do I dispose of mercury?
UV bulbs and CFL are considered in the category when it comes to disposal and recycling. To protect the landfill, EPA recommends that consumers take advantage of available local options for recycling CFLs, fluorescent bulbs and other bulbs that contain mercury, and all other household hazardous wastes, rather than disposing of them in the regular household trash.
- search search.earth911.com for recycle center in your area.
- Use 1-800-RECYCLE (1-800-732-9253) to find your nearest hazardous waste collection site
- Most major home improvement retailers such as Home Depot or Ikea also provide CFL recycling bin.
Recycling and Disposal of UV lamps
You can also visit US Environmental Protection Agency’s website to read more on recycling and disposal of bulbs contain mercury.