Fluorescent Tubes & CFL Bulbs

Recology CleanScapes provides free on-call collection of fluorescent tubes and bulbs (CFLs) for customers in Carnation. You must call customer service to arrange a pick-up of these materials. For Commercial, apartment and condominium service must be requested by the bill payer on record.

Fluorescent lights contain small amounts of hazardous substances and must be recycled separately from all other recyclables. Please DO NOT put them inside your recycling cart.

Please follow these instructions to recycle fluorescent tubes and bulbs:

  • Call 425.844.1900 to arrange collection.

  • Wrap tubes in several layers of newspaper, secure with tape

  • Put bulbs in plastic bag tied closed (or Ziploc bag)

  • Set bulbs on top of recycle cart (not inside)

  • Lean well-wrapped tubes against your cart or put them on the ground beside your recycling cart. Tubes must be 4 ft long or less.

Carnation customers may also drop off tubes and bulbs at the Recology CleanScapes Store in Issaquah.


Additionally, LightRecycle Washington is a program that allows individuals and businesses in Washington to recycle up to 10 mercury-containing lights per day for FREE. You can recycle straight and curved fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and High Intensity Discharge Lights (HIDs) at authorized LightRecycle collection sites. Visit to find a collection site near you.

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