What do I do with…?
What is light bulb waste? Broken, unused, or nonfunctioning light bulbs.
Why is light bulb waste a problem? Some light bulbs contain mercury that if improperly disposed of can cause toxic contamination. Because many light bulbs are single use, they cause a lot of unwanted waste.
Examples: compact fluorescent light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, circular fluorescent, u bend fluorescent, plastic coated and shatter shield, spot/flood lamps, uv and germicidal lamps, incandescent, halogen, cold cathode, metal halide, high pressure sodium, mercury vapor
Place lamps in areas where light is absolutely necessary. Not everything needs to be bright all the time.
Turn off lights when not in use.
Reduce the amount of bulbs you need by using high efficiency LED bulbs.
Take advantage of daylight when you need a bright light.
Candles are a nice change in atmosphere.
Be creative - make crafts from incandescent lightbulb shells
Recycle your compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) at these locations:
P.E.T.E.S. Electric takes (for a fee):
fluorescent straight/ linear
tanning bed lamps
Batteries Plus Bulbs takes (fees may apply):
compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs
u bend fluorescent
plastic coated and shatter shield
UV and germicidal lamps
high pressure sodium
Batteries Plus Bulbs
2100 Stephens Ave
2725 Radio Way
1515 Wyoming St
3100 North Reserve St
2407 Harve Ave