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 power tool batteries and CFL bulbs (no tube lights).

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 (CFLs) bulbs only. No tubes.

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SafeChem Drop-Off: Byron Center Location
10300 South Kent Dr. SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

ONLY OPEN during designated times; no appointment necessary.
Located within the South Kent Waste & Recycling Center.

This SafeChem Drop-Off location is OPEN Mondays:
Nov.-March: 8:30 – 10:30am
April-Oct: 8:30 – 11:30am
*cancelation policy: closed during holidays and inclement weather

Accepts household hazardous waste such as oil paint, solvents, sealants, aerosol cans, autofluids, pesticides, herbicides, cleaners, degreasers, mercury items, CFL bulbs, and 1lb propane tanks. Residential use only; business waste is NOT accepted.

SafeChem Drop-Off: Grand Rapids Location
1045 Wealthy St. SW
Rapids, MI 49504
616-632-7920

ONLY OPEN during designated times; no appointment necessary.
Located within the Wealthy St. Administrative & Recycling Center.

This location is OPEN year-round on:
Mondays: 1:30 – 5:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30 – 11:30am
Thursdays: 1:30 – 5:30pm
Every second Saturday: 8:30 – 11:00am
*cancelation policy: closed during holidays and inclement weather

Accepts household hazardous waste such as oil paint, solvents, sealants, aerosol cans, autofluids, pesticides, herbicides, cleaners, degreasers, mercury items, CFL bulbs, and 1lb propane tanks. Residential use only; business waste is NOT accepted.

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SafeChem Drop-Off: Kentwood Location
5068 Breton Rd. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508
616-632-7920

ONLY OPEN during designated times; no appointment necessary.
Located within the City of Kentwood Public Works Complex.

This location is OPEN Tuesdays:
Nov.-March: 2:30 – 4:30pm
April-Oct.: 1:30-5:30pm
*cancelation policy: closed during holidays and inclement weather

Accepts household hazardous waste such as oil paint, solvents, sealants, aerosol cans, autofluids, pesticides, herbicides, cleaners, degreasers, mercury items, CFL bulbs, and 1lb propane tanks. Residential use only; business waste is NOT accepted.

 

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SafeChem Drop-Off: Rockford Location
2908 Ten Mile Rd. NE
Rockford, MI 49341
616-632-7920

ONLY OPEN during designated times; no appointment necessary.
Located with the North Kent Waste & Recycling Center.

This location is OPEN Fridays:
Nov.-March: 8:30 – 10:30am
April-Oct.: 8:30 – 11:30am
*cancelation policy: closed during holidays and inclement weather

Accepts household hazardous waste such as oil paint, solvents, sealants, aerosol cans, auto fluids, pesticides, herbicides, cleaners, degreasers, mercury items, CFL bulbs, and 1lb propane tanks. Residential use only; business waste is NOT accepted.

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SafeChem Drop-Off: Wyoming Location
2350 Ivanrest Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49418
616-261-3564

ONLY OPEN during designated times; no appointment necessary.
Located within the City of Wyoming Waste Water Treatment Plant Complex.

This location is OPEN year-round on:
Mondays: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Thursdays: 7:00 – 9:00am
*cancelation policy: closed during holidays and inclement weather

Accepts household hazardous waste such as oil paint, solvents, sealants, aerosol cans, autofluids, pesticides, herbicides, cleaners, degreasers, mercury items, CFL bulbs, and 1lb propane tanks. Residential use only; business waste is NOT accepted.

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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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