Fluorescent Bulbs

One of the main benefits of fluorescent lighting is the associated energy savings. A fluorescent lamp normally offers a 25-35% savings in energy use compared to an incandesant bulb, according to the US Department of Energy

Another benefit of fluorescent bulbs is their increased life span. On average a traditional incandescent bulb may last between 800 to 1,500 hours. However, fluorescent lamps may last up to 10,000 hours or more. 

Unfortunately Flourescent Tubes and Compact Fluorescent Bulbs contain small amounts of Mercury, which is banned from trash or recycling. The HWMA Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Program allows residents to drop off of up to 10 home-generated fluorescent bulbs for free at several conveniant locations around the county.

Businesses can make an appointment to dispose of fluorescent tubes and bulbs by calling the Hazardous Waste Hotline at (707) 441-2005:

Drop Off Locations

Home-Generated Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Drop-Off Locations
Eureka
Hours: 
Monday - Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Currently closed
Hours: 
Monday - Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Currently closed
Hours: 
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm By Appointment
Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm First Saturday of the Month
Sunday: Closed
Currently closed
Redwood Coast Energy Authority
(707) 269-1700
Pierson's Building Center
(707) 441-2700
Shafer's Ace Hardware
(707) 442-5734
Shafer's Ace Hardware
(707) 798-6041
Arcata
Hensel's Ace Hardware
(707) 822-2965
Sunny Brae Ace Hardware
(707) 822-7009
Northern Humboldt
Murphy's Market
(707) 677-3643
McKinlieyville Ace Hardware
(707) 839-1587
Southern Humboldt
Redway True Value
(707) 923-4200
Scotia True Value Hardware
(707) 764-1780
Valley Lumber
(707) 786-4011
Willow Creek
Willow Creek Ace Hardware
(530) 629-2425