Flourescent Light Recycling Options for Households

North Carolina residents are strongly encouraged to recycle spent fluorescent lights from their home. Recycling options vary across the state.  Provided below is information households can use to find the option that is most convenient for them.

County/Municipal Drop-Off Locations

Local government recycling programs may offer a permanent of event collection program for fluorescent light recycling. Visit http://p2pays.org/localgov/ncwaste.html to find your government contact and learn more about their recycling program.

Retail Drop-Off programs

Various retailers across North Carolina offer recycling of compact fluorescent lights to their customers, if a local government program is not available in your area. Follow the links below to find more information about these programs, including drop-off locations near you.

Lights Containing Mercury Drop-off Programs

Mailback Programs

For North Carolinians living in remote or isolated areas, this may be your only recycling option. Mail-back programs generally include a primary waste collection container, an outer shipping container, a prepaid shipping label and instructions. You can choose from several mail-back programs.

Heritage Environmental Services Lifecycle Mailback Services
Veolia Environmental Services Recyclepak
Waste Management Think Green from Home Program