Keeping mercury-containing lights out of the trash

fluorescent lightsIn January, LightRecycle Washington launched its recycling program for lights that contain highly toxic mercury. This manufacturer-provided program has established 314 drop-off locations so it’s convenient for residents throughout the state to recycle compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), fluorescent tubes and HIDs. To find a collection site near you, go to http://www.lightrecycle.org/.

Zero Waste Washington worked tenaciously with our partners to pass state policy requiring a manufacturer-provided program for these toxic products. In its first 9 months of operation, LightRecycle Washington has collected over 703,000 lights for recycling.

Last Updated (Monday, 23 November 2015 23:25)