Fluorescent Bulbs and Electronics

Dispose of Fluorescent Light Bulbs Safely!

With LightRecycle Washington, residents and businesses may recycle up to 10 fluorescent bulbs per day for free. Fluorescent bulbs contain mercury, a potent neurotoxin that is harmful to people and the environment. Don't throw used fluorescent bulbs in the trash or break them, make sure you dispose of them properly. Find a collection site near you.

Compact Fluorescent Bulb

Cleaning Broken Fluorescent Bulbs

If a fluorescent light breaks, it is very important to follow the proper cleaning procedures. Review the information provided by the EPA to learn how to safely deal with a small mercury spill.


E-Cycle Washington

E-Cycle Washington is a program that provides responsible recycling of:

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Monitors
  • E-readers
  • TVs
  • Tablets

As of January 2009, electronics manufacturers in Washington have taken responsibility for recycling these products. Recycling is provided free of charge to households, small businesses, school districts, small governments and charities at authorized collection sites. For more information, visit E-Cycle Washington.

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Samsung Recycling Direct

Samsung Recycling Direct will accept all Samsung-branded consumer electronics sold in the United States ranging from televisions, DVD and VHS players, audio equipment and home theater systems, to mobile phones, cameras, camcorders, computer monitors, printers, and peripherals. This includes non-Samsung-branded consumer electronics in the same categories, for a nominal fee. In addition, a growing number of fixed drop-off locations will be made available for Samsung-branded home appliances. Visit Samsung to find the nearest location.