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.

Home Depot
800-466-3337

Accepts rechargeable batteries, CFL bulbs, and old incandescent holiday light strings.

Multiple locations.

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Lowe’s Home Improvement
800-445-6937

Accepts appliances, plastic plant trays/pots/tags, rechargeable batteries, cell phones, CFL bulbs, and plastic shopping bags.

Multiple locations.

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Lowell Light & Power
127 N Broadway St
Lowell, MI 49331
616-897-8402

Accepts compact fluorescent bulbs.

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SET Environmental Inc.
1040 Market Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-235-1500

Accepts hazardous materials, including fluorescent lamps, and electronics from businesses, farms and schools (fee based).

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Waste Management, Inc.
866-797-9018

Accepts compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), batteries, household electronics, and syringes/lancets.

Mail-in program.

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