Fluorescent Lamp Recycling

 

Fluorescent bulbs are up to four times more efficient than incandescent bulbs and last up to ten times as long.  It’s important to switch to fluorescents because of the energy you can save, but they must be recycled properly when they finally burn out…do not throw them in the trash!  Why?  Fluorescent lamps and tubes contain mercury and are banned from landfills.  Improper disposal can cause mercury to be be released into the air, water and soil—posing a risk to public health and environment.

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**Napa’s fluorescent bulb & tube recycling program offers free drop off at in-town stores! 


The Lighting Efficiency & Safe Stewardship (LESS) Recycling Program promote the safe disposal of household-generated fluorescent bulbs and tubes (up to 4′) at no cost to you (scroll down for business options).  This take-back program makes it possible to safely recycle these items at these participating retailers in Napa:

 

Ace Hardware
Zeller’s, 819 Randolph St, Napa; 224-0204

Clark’s, 325 Lincoln Ave, Napa; 255-4272
Drop off during business hours, household generated batteries also accepted


Central Valley Builders Supply

1790 Soscol Ave, Napa; 257-8888
Mon-Fri 7:00am-5:30pm
Sat 8:00am-5:00pm
Household generated batteries also accepted


Napa Electric

2240 Brown St, Napa; 252-6611
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm


Orchard Supply Hardware

3980 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa; 224-3410
Mon–Sat 7:00am–9:00pm
Sun 8:00am–8:00pm
Rechargable batteries also accepted

 

LESS is sponsored by the City of Napa, Leadership Napa Valley, Napa County, PG&E, the US Department of Energy & Napa Recycling & Waste Services.

 

Household-Generated Fluorescent Bulbs and Tubes (up to 4′) are also accepted at the following Napa County locations:

 

American Canyon:

Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
889A Devlin Road; 1-800-984-9661
Hours: Every Fri & Sat 9am–4pm
Mercury containing items accepted, fluorescent lamps/tubes & all batteries. HOUSEHOLDS: No appointment / no charge.
BUSINESSES: Call for appointment / charge for service.  Click here for detailed business recycling options.

City of Napa:

Home Depot
225 Soscol Ave; 251-0162
Compact fluorescent bulbs and rechargeable batteries – take them to the returns desk.  No fluorescent tubes or non-rechargeable batteries accepted.

Yountville:

Yountville Corp Yard
7501 Solano Ave; 944-2988
Fluorescent lamps/tubes accepted

St. Helena:

Steve’s Hardware
1370 Main St; 963-3423
Fluorescent lamps/tubes and household-generated batteries accepted

Central Valley Builders Supply

1100 Vintage Ave; 963-3622
Fluorescent lamps/tubes accepted

Calistoga:

Clover Flat Landfill
4380 Silverado Trail; 963-7988
Hours: Tues-Sat 9am–4pm; Sun 9am–3pm
Household generated batteries & fluorescent lamps accepted (no business-generated batteries and fluorescent lamps).

Ace Silverado Hardware
1450 Lincoln Ave; 942-4396
Fluorescent lamps/tubes and household-generated batteries accepted

Angwin:

College Hardware
15 Angwin Plaza; 965-7537
Fluorescent lamps/tubes accepted

 

Businesses can click here for a list of providers who handle fluorescent tubes or visit www.almr.org or www.lamprecycle.org for more information.

For additional resources, and to learn about “Take Back” programs, check out:
California Product Stewardship Council, www.calpsc.org
Product Policy Institute, www.productpolicy.org
Napa County Dept. of Environmental Management 253-4471
Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) 800-72TOXIC, www.dtsc.ca.gov