Fluorescent light bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, a toxic metal. Fluorescent bulbs such as CFL bulbs, tube lights, and U-shaped lights must be disposed of at the following locations or through the Kent County SafeChem Program.
Incandescent, halogen and most other light bulbs contain no mercury and therefore may be placed in your trash.
Accepts power tool batteries and CFL bulbs (no tube lights).
Lowe's Home Improvement800-445-6937
Accepts appliances, plastic plant trays/pots/tags, rechargeable batteries, cell phones, CFL bulbs, and plastic shopping bags.
Lowell Light & Power127 N Broadway St
Lowell, MI 49331
Accepts compact fluorescent (CFLs) bulbs only. No tubes.
SET Environmental Inc.1040 Market Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Accepts hazardous materials, including fluorescent lamps, and electronics from businesses, farms and schools (fee based).
Waste Management, Inc.866-797-9018
Accepts compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), batteries, household electronics, and syringes/lancets.